Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos drives an e-rickshaw: Amazon electric autorickshaws launching soon in India

Amazon is not a new name for us. It is an American multinational technology company based in Seattle that focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. Recently a social media post from Jeff Bezos, who is the CEO of the company has gone viral because he was seen driving electric rickshaw in that. The video was shared from Jeff Bezos twitter account. This  was done as part of a new initiative that Amazon had taken to reduce pollution. Amazon will soon introduce electric autorickshaws to deliver its parcels across cities in India.

Amazon India, earlier today had announced that they have started using e-rickshaws for delivering products across the country. The goal of the organisation is to be have 10,000 such vehicles in the country by 2025. This announced has been done as part of an initiative of Amazon that they call as the climate pledge. This initiative was announced back in September last year.

The Climate Pledge by Amazon seeks to have around 1,00,000 electric delivery vehicles across different parts of the world by 2030 and the move in India is one of the initial steps taken by the giant to achieve the goal. Coming to the video that he shared on his twitter account. The video starts by unplugging the rickshaw from the charging station, and putting in the key and adjusting the rear view mirrors.

Jeff Bezos Electric Autorickshaw

It is only then it is revealed that Jeff Bezos is driving the e-rickshaw. It even had a number plate which said Jeff in green letters, pointing that it is an eco-friendly vehicle. The Video then shows him along with many more people driving the E-rickshaw with amazon stickers on them.  After driving for a while they come in a formation to create Amazon’s signature style arrow.

The statement released by the company says that the 10,000 vehicles that Amazon aims to have in the delivery fleet by 2025 will have three and four wheelers. Amazon will start operating this electric fleet in 20 Indian cities including Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Coimbatore, Delhi NCR, Hyderabad, Nagpur, and Pune. The statement also added that the vehicles used for delivery have been designed and manufactured by OEMs in India itself.

Indian government has also started focusing more on electric vehicles in the last couple of years. They now provide various benefits for Electric Vehicle owners and plan to set up more and more charging stations across the country to accelerate the growth in EV sector. Soon, many new electric cars will be launched in India.