Mahindra electric vehicles to power Amazon India deliveries

An employee works inside the Mahindra & Mahindra manufacturing plant in Chakan, India, September 30, 2016. Picture taken September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/File Photo

BENGALURU (Reuters) - Inc’s Indian unit said on Tuesday it will deploy close to a hundred electric three-wheeler vehicles made by Mahindra Electric in seven cities across the country.

The move will help Amazon India meet its target of employing 10,000 electric vehicles in its fleet of delivery vehicles by 2025, as announced by the company in January last year.

Mahindra Electric’s “Treo Zor”, a three-wheeler vehicle powered by a lithium-ion battery, has been deployed in major metro cities like Bengaluru, New Delhi and Hyderabad, Amazon India said in a statement.

Mahindra Electric Mobility Ltd, part of India’s hotels-to-vehicles conglomerate Mahindra Group, offers a range of electric vehicles such as rickshaws, sedans as well as passenger and cargo vans.

It was not immediately clear how many electric vehicles made by Mahindra Electric would be a part of the 10,000 vehicles.

Reporting by Anuron Kumar Mitra in Bengaluru; Editing by Devika Syamnath