Bengaluru, April 3, 2023: Yulu, India’s largest shared electric Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) player today announced its association with Zomato for using Yulu DeX EV for intra-city deliveries. Kicking off this project, about 25,000 – 35,000 Yulu DeX will be given to delivery partners onboarded on Zomato’s platform for last-mile deliveries on custom-made rental plans. Yulu is committed to making urban transportation sustainable and the association with Zomato is a significant step towards making last-mile delivery green and efficient.
Rising fuel prices and financial challenges are significant barriers for youth who want to onboard themselves as delivery partners. Yulu DeX solves most of these challenges, and provides a mobility solution that is very easy to access for all. Yulu has flexible rental packs and allows delivery partners to earn higher earnings compared to ICE-vehicles. Along with this, the delivery partners get access to Yuma Energy’s wide network of battery swapping stations to minimise their downtime during last-mile deliveries. Once deployed, these 25,000+ Yulu DeX have the potential of serving 3 Lakh green deliveries every day by 2026.
Pradeep Puranam, Head – Revenue & Operations, Yulu said, “We are excited to associate with Zomato given our mutual concern towards the environment and the need of giving delivery partners a safe, dependable, and sustainable mode of commute for daily deliveries. With Yulu’s deep understanding of the delivery ecosystem, purpose-built product DeX, robust operations and a wide network of battery swapping stations, our solutions can improve earnings of delivery partners by up to 40%. There is an increasing desire towards reducing carbon footprint among customers as well, so this is a win-win for customers, delivery executives and both the companies.”
Mohit Sardana, COO, Food Delivery at Zomato said, “At Zomato, we are committed to making a positive impact on the environment and the communities we serve. We are thrilled to associate with Yulu, to make the last-mile delivery operations more sustainable and efficient. As part of The Climate Group’s EV100 initiative, we have committed to transitioning our delivery fleet to 100% electric, and with Yulu’s support, we are glad to be on the right path to achieve this target. We are excited to continue our efforts to create a greener Zomato and a better world for all.”
This association with Zomato bears greater significance in Yulu’s endeavour to offer smart and affordable green mobility solutions to the delivery partners over the next few years. Over 4,000 delivery partners as of February 2023, onboarded on Zomato’s platform organically utilise Yulu’s EVs to make the last-mile deliveries.
Till date, Yulu has enabled 75 Mn+ green deliveries and benefited 50,000+ delivery partners.
Yulu is India’s largest shared electric mobility & Battery-as-a-Service company, founded in 2017 by seasoned & serial entrepreneurs with the mission to reduce traffic congestion & air pollution while improving livelihood for millions of people. Yulu offers accessible, equitable, and sustainable mobility to a large section of society with its purpose-built smart vehicles, cutting-edge technology, and efficient on-ground operations. Yulu is backed by very credible & deeply committed investors who share the same long-term vision. Already a pioneer in the EV industry, Yulu has influenced several progressive policies that have accelerated the pace of adoption of sustainable mobility in India. Yulu is also significantly contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for a better planet now & for the future.
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Zomato’s mission is better food for more people. Started in 2010, Zomato, a tech-first company, offers services like restaurant search & discovery, reviews, ordering and home delivery of food, online table reservation, and digital payments when dining out. It also works with restaurant partners to provide tools to engage and acquire more customers while empowering them with a last-mile delivery service and a one-stop procurement solution – Hyperpure, for ingredients and kitchen products.
Apart from this, Zomato has been focusing on providing transparent and flexible earning opportunities to its delivery fleet and contributing towards a more sustainable society through its collaboration with Hunger Heroes, a not-for-profit – Feeding India.