Hero Electric has partnered with Even Cargo, the nation’s first women-only delivery platform, to strengthen the last-mile delivery segment.
The partnership is envisioned to play a key role in accelerating the adoption of electric mobility by women and increasing penetration in low-income communities.
As part of this partnership, Hero Electric will assist Even Cargo in building the first delivery EV fleet for women by 2025, bringing more than 10,000 female riders to the platform, empowering them and creating jobs.
These fleets will be allocated to major cities in India including Delhi, Mumbai, and Hyderabad.
“With the EV sector witnessing such swift expansion, numerous startups have chosen various talent competencies foraying into the segment generating widespread opportunities. Such B2B partnerships are all set to change the dynamics of the EV segment, where multiple players will exchange and utilise their expertise and strengths to grow together”, said, Sohinder Gill, CEO of Electric.
Sohinder also said that the company will continue to leverage its resources and support more such communities to accelerate EV penetration in the country.
Hero Electric will provide on-demand, exclusive training sessions to female riders and their family members. The training session will cover the basic knowledge of vehicle road preparation, repair and reboot and will also be extended to the family members. This ensures the support of trusted financial institutions associated with Hero Electric for women without credit history with assured bank accounts.
These training sessions will provide essential information about loans, interest rates and subsidies to the women riders and their family members.
“The partnership has enabled us to bring India’s first women-only delivery fleet on electric bikes. We thank Hero Electric for their support in inducting more women riders into the last mile logistics from a single digit to a double-digit percentage by 2025”, said, Karina Bhasin, COO of Even Cargo.
“This association will pave the way for providing women with safe, affordable, and reliable transportation”, Bhasin added.
Hero Electric has so far sold 4.5 lakh electric two-wheelers in the country.
About Even Cargo
India’s first Women only last mile E-Commerce Logistics company, Even Cargo is a social enterprise that aims to be a leading logistics service provider driven by a confident team of female delivery personnel at its forefront.
Their vision is to work towards attaining gender parity through the empowerment of women by engaging them in professions traditionally inaccessible to them.
About Hero Electric
HERO Electric is a pioneer and market leader in the Indian Electric Two- Wheeler Industry which provides an Eco-friendly and Cost-effective mode of personalized transportation with its diverse range of Electric Two-Wheelers. HERO Electric offers a wide range of High Range and High Speed Electric Two-Wheelers manufactured in its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Ludhiana and has a widespread network of Exclusive Sales and Service outlets across the country.
Being a pioneer, HERO Electric has a number of first only initiatives to its credit like: – The only Electric Vehicles Manufacturer in India to launch the unique concept of “Charging Stations” for “Anywhere, Everywhere Charging” with in-house design and development – Only Electric Vehicle Manufacturer to launch first-of-its kind Electric Bike Door Step Service branded as Electric Bike Assistance (EBA) for Electric 2-Wheelers for “Anywhere, Everywhere Service” – Founded and constituted the Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV), the global representative body of Indian EV Industry comprising of members from the Electric Four/ Three/ Two-Wheeler and Auto Components Industry – With an in-house research and design center for development and invention of New Greener & Innovative Technologies, HERO Electric has introduced first of its kind innovative technologies like the Range Extender, Personal Charger, Charging Stations, Easy Wheels etc.