Amazon in a statement also announced that it will include 10,000 EVs in its fleet of delivery vehicles by 2025. Jeff Bezos last visited India in 2014.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos featured in the video announcing the company's e-rickshaw delivery fleet. In his tweet, Bezos has additionally included the hash tag #ClimatePledge.More news: TikTok parent company looks to challenge Tencent in mobile gaming
Amazon placed an order for 1,00,000 electric delivery vehicles with Rivian in 2019. Fully electric. Zero carbon. "We will continue to invest in the electrification of our delivery fleet, thereby reducing our dependence on non-renewable resources".
Bezos has said that the company is going to bring special e-rickshaws to India.
Akhil Saxena, Vice President, Customer Fulfillment - APAC and Emerging Markets at Amazon, said: "At Amazon India, we are committed to building a supply chain that minimizes the environmental impact of our business". Amazon is under an anti-trust investigation by India's government, along with Walmart's online delivery service in the country, Flipkart.
"If a company with as much physical infrastructure as Amazon can meet the Paris Agreement 10 years early, then any company can", he added.This month, Amazon is gaining ground after announcing plans to create one million jobs in India by 2025. More news: Davos 2020: Trump rejects 'prophets of doom' at climate-focused WEF
Bezos visited Mumbai, India's economic capital, during his India visit and enjoyed himself "Bollywood Style" with B-town biggies including Shah Rukh Khan, Zoya Akhtar and Farhan Akhtar among others.
Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal dismissed Mr Bezos's announcement that Amazon would invest $1 billion as "not a favour", and a senior BJP leader hit out at his ownership of The Washington Post, a newspaper often seen as critical of PM Modi. The investment is aimed to digitise small and medium businesses.More news: Djokovic survives scare in tough Slam opener