Zypp Electric launches its services in Hyderabad with 100 EVs
Zypp Electric a last-mile delivery EV startup has announced the launch of its services in Hyderabad. It has started its operation with 100 EV bikers in Hyderabad. Zypp has marked its footsteps in Southern India by entering into the first city ‘Hyderabad’to commence its operations. All the deliveries will be done with API integrated electric vehicles. The company will also be installing 20 battery swapping & charging stations.
“We are extremely proud and excited to launch Zypp Electric’s last-mile delivery services with our 100 IoT and AI-enabled electric scooters in Hyderabad. We plan to expand to a fleet of 500 EVs in the next 3-4 months in the city said the company CEO, Akash Gupta.
It has recently announced that it plans to expand its fleet to 10,000 e-scooters in the next 12-14 months and onboard more riders that include women to meet the demand for its services.
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Zypp Electric co-founder and CEO Akash Gupta said the company has onboarded 100 female riders (delivery partners), primarily in Delhi, Noida and Gurugram in a new initiative when one of its partners wanted to have some female riders.
Zypp handles the deliveries in bigger ways, out of that the grocery deliveries is the biggest segment then comes the e-commerce and hyperlocal (food, medicine etc). It deals with around 2 lakh shipments a month and has already delivered more than 7.5 lakh shipments amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The company will have about 12,000 riders by December next year. At current it has 1,000 electric scooters and is growing quite rapidly and will expand to 10,000 in the next 12-14 months. Its business has been grown almost 4X from pre-COVID to post-COVID, both in terms of revenue and the number of shipments that they deliver.
The startup has partnered with more than grocery, e-retail and food tech players, including BigBasket, Grofers, Modern Bazaar, Spencers and others to provide last-mile delivery services. It has deployed over 1000 trained professionals to cater to the wide-ranging needs of the segment. Zypp has developed a fleet of e-scooters that can carry a loading capacity of 200 kgs.
Akash Gupta said, “Grocery delivery is a new and an interesting segment with a specific demand of a robust fleet, time-bound delivery and heavy loads. At Zypp, we are constantly connecting with like-minded entities to further the idea of large-scale EV deployment for fleet operations throughout the country. We have created special solutions for the grocery segment.”
“Our partnership with BigBasket, Grofers, and Spencers is a huge step towards our goal. We endeavour to expand our services to other cities as well and partner with organizations, businesses, Kirana stores from all regions to take the idea of a carbon-free India forward,” he added.
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