Jumia, Africa’s leading e-commerce platform in Africa, is taking the logistics industry to a new route with e-Vans (TukTuks). Jumia has done this in partnership with California-based EV solutions provider BILITI Electric. These TukTuks can go up to 100KM on a single charge, and have a top speed of 50 kmph.
Jumia Adds Electric TukTuks To Its Delivery Fleet In Kenya
“To include Electric Vans in Kenya‘s delivery fleet is to help minimize the environmental impact of our operations. This is an integral milestone in our journey toward realizing our ESG objectives.” Jumia Group.
Because of the ability to go long distances without a regular recharge, drivers will no longer have to think about fuel.
These electric TukTuks will come in handy to “reducing our carbon footprint and reducing noise pollution in the cities we are in.” Having successfully completed the pilot project, the two companies plan to expand the fleet in Kenya, and eventually across Africa.
“We are thrilled about this partnership with JUMIA and the important role we will play in helping the company progress towards its sustainability and ESG goals. Last-mile delivery costs account for 53% of the total cost of shipping. EVs help save on high costs compared to any internal combustion engine vehicle. We are confident that we will be able to help JUMIA to offer faster, clean, cheaper, and more convenient last-mile deliveries,” Rahul Gayam, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of BILITI Electric.
Just last year, Jumia also partnered with eBee Africa to launch electric bicycles to their delivery fleet. The move to embrace green technology in logistics will bring around cost reductions for both the company and consumers.
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