TVS Motor Company on Wednesday announced thatit has partnered with food-delivery platform Zomato to strengthen its electrification journey. Under the partnership, 50 TVS iQube scooters have been provided to Zomato delivery partners at an event in Hyderabad through a fleet operator – Chartered Bikes Pvt Ltd x BLive. The two-wheeler major will deploy a total of 10,000 iQube scooters in a span of two years.
The association between both the parties has been made across six strategic areas including product, charging ecosystem, sustainability targets and digital integrations. TVS’ battery-powered scooters will enable Zomato delivery partners to make green last-mile deliveries. The onboarded partners will also have access to charging stations within their radius and receive smooth digital integration.
The association is in line with both the companies’ commitment towards green and sustainable mobility solutions. While TVS aims to engage its electric scooters across diverse mobility segments, Zomato aims to accelerate EV adoption through its last-mile delivery partners. “With the success of TVS iQube, we are expanding our electric offerings across multiple segments and last-mile delivery services stands at the opportune inflection point
towards faster adoption of EVs,” said Manu Saxena, Senior Vice President, Electric Vehicles, TVS Motor Company.
The association aligns with Zomato’s commitment to The Climate Group’s ‘EV100’ initiative that implies 100% EV adoption by 2030. The Climate Group is an international non-profit organisation with the mission to drive accelerated climate action to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 by mobilizing and sensitizing corporations and governments.
TVS iQube is currently the only electric scooter offering from the brand. It comes in two variants – standard and S, while the range-topping ST variant is yet to go on sale in the country. The standard iQube and iQube S feature a 3.4 kWh battery pack, which offers a claimed range of 100 km per charge. The scooter gets a TFT screen with turn-by-turn navigation and controls for music, among other things.