Gurugram-based food delivery and restaurant-discovery platform Zomato has rolled out food delivery via cycles which include mechanical and electric bikes on an experimental basis.
In a statement, Zomato announced that with this step it aims to convert 40% of the fleet to power-assisted bikes. Presently the company has over 5,000 cyclists operating across 12 cities in India, with the majority of the fleet pushing the pedal in Delhi NCR.
Zomato has partnered with Mobycy, e-HIRAN, TNT, Yulu and Zoomcar’s PEDL to provide e-cycles to aspiring delivery executives who are allotted shorter order distance — an average of 2.5 km — to ensure faster delivery.
“Climate change and environmental challenges are an inalienable reality of the future. With the aggressive geographical expansion of food delivery, our last mile fleet is increasing by 150 delivery partners every day which places the onus of pollution-free and minimal fossil-fuel solutions on us”, said Mohit Gupta, CEO, Food Delivery business, Zomato.