Eicher Trucks and Buses, a division of VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV), has entered into a partnership with ITC to advance sustainable and eco-friendly mid-mile logistics solutions across various ITC locations in India. Under this collaboration, ITC, in collaboration with its vendor partners, will progressively introduce over 100 units of the 5.5-tonne electric vehicle, the Eicher Pro 2055 EV, for mid-mile transportation from ITC warehouses to customer destinations. The initial rollout commenced in December 2023, focusing on key metropolitan areas such as Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Pune, and Ahmedabad. This joint effort underscores the aligned commitment of both brands to diminish their environmental impact and contribute to India’s ‘Net Zero’ goals.
Vinod Aggarwal, MD and CEO, VECV said, “VECV is delighted to partner with ITC and take this big step together. This is very much in line with VECV’s idea of providing modern solutions for modern logistics, focused on higher productivity and efficiency. Eicher Pro 2055 EV’s are supported by a 100% connected ecosystem, powered by My Eicher app and industry first Uptime Centre to secure maximum uptime for Eicher customers.”
The Eicher Pro 2055 EV truck features a 12-feet deck-length and will come equipped with two comprehensive container solutions. It provides a range of charging options, including both fast and slow charging, tailored to meet specific application requirements. The service package considers factors such as the accessibility of charging infrastructure, operational demands, charging duration constraints, battery capacity, and overall energy management strategies for the fleet.
Sandeep Sule, Divisional Chief Executive, Trade Marketing and Distribution, ITC said, “Building agile, resilient and green supply chains is an integral part of the ITC Next Strategy which is aimed at shaping the next horizon of growth and structural competitiveness. Towards this, we are partnering with various stakeholders for deployment of EVs in end-to-end logistics operations. This will boost our commitment towards the Green Logistics and sustainable supply chain.”
Logistics Insider Magazine: February issue 2024