Logistics start-up Howdyy has partnered with Bounce Share, the electric vehicle rental arm of Bounce, for last-mile delivery services. Under the partnership, the two companies will deploy over 10,000 electric scooters on Indian roads over the next two years for Howdyy’s delivery service. The scooters will be equipped with Bounce’s battery-swap technology and will be rolled out in five cities: Bengaluru, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai and Hyderabad.
Speaking about the partnership, Aashirwad Deshmukkh, Founder and CEO of Howdyy, said, “We are delighted to partner with Bounce for this strategic collaboration. Their esteemed market presence will help us cover last mile delivery space in at least five cities. The trust in us of companies like Bounce helps us go far in carving out the right niche in the Indian logistics industry. We look forward to more such combinations in the near future.
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Howdyy entered the logistics department in 2020, with the company’s vision to push the use of electric vehicles in mid and last mile deliveries. In addition to promoting the use of electric vehicles in last-mile delivery services, the partnership also aims to create up to 20,000 new jobs for delivery people in the five cities.
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Commenting on the combination, Anil G, co-founder and COO of Bounce, said: “With rising fuel prices and rising carbon emissions, it is high time the logistics industry in India focuses on contributing to sustainable mobility. Our partnership with Howdyy is a step towards making the planet greener and cleaner by providing smart sustainable mobility solutions for delivery personnel.
Battery swap technology helps reduce the wait time to charge electric vehicles, with drivers simply swapping out batteries with a charged pack from designated swap stations. This is said to reduce the wait times needed to charge electric vehicles from hours to just minutes.
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