Mahindra to deploy women drivers for EDel

Mahindra Logistics and Mahindra Last Mile Mobility have collaborated to provide jobs to women drivers, who will be trained to operate electric vehicles

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Mahindra Logistics (MLL), the integrated third-party logistics and mobility solutions provider, in association with Mahindra Last Mile Mobility is all set to deploy women drivers for EDel, MLL’s last-mile delivery cargo service on electric vehicles.

This is EDel’s way of providing jobs to women drivers, who will undergo a special training programme to operate EVs.

Rampraveen Swaminathan, MD & CEO, Mahindra Logistics, said: “We encourage and value diversity amongst our employees, associates, business partners, customers and communities. We have taken several initiatives to make our workplace attractive by providing equal opportunities to women. Hiring women drivers for EDel in Bengaluru is one such step in this direction”.

More women drivers cum owners, fleet owners and other transporters are being encouraged to join EDel for last-mile delivery. “By empowering these associates with skills which enable their long-term career development & employment,” MLL is furthering its diversity agenda.

According to Suman Mishra, CEO of Mahindra Electric – Last Mile Mobility, “Our electric 3-wheelers are employment generators for women, thereby helping them to be an integral part of the EV revolution. The twist and go operation, vibration- and noise-free drive experience, the reliability, as well as the superior Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) motivates women to drive EVs to support their families.”

Mahindra Last Mile Mobility’s electric three-wheelers make up 85 per cent of MLL’s existing 1000-strong fleet of EVs. The recently launched Zor Grand DV+ is the latest addition to the fleet. It can be used in various first and last-mile applications such as e-commerce, FMCG, retail, pharma and more.

Currently in the process of expanding its fleet with 1000 larger cubic-size vehicles over the next six months (across India), MLL is piloting its soon-to-be-launched electric two-wheelers in Kochi. About 20 EV charging hubs have also been set up to recharge these vehicles.

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