FMCG companies eye e-vehicles for last-mile distribution

Most firms are in early stages of such plans. But Dabur India has decided that in five years,

EVs would account for 80-90% of its total last-mile distribution fleet across India

The plan, which is part of the company’s long-term vision to become a carbon-neutral enterprise by 2050,

is to induct 100 EVs in the first year and keep adding 100 every year to replace the existing fossil fuel-driven vehicles.

“The initial cost of acquiring an EV is 10-20% more than a same-capacity normal diesel-run goods vehicle.

A spokesperson of Hindustan Unilever (HUL), which has around 4,500 distributors and about 1,500 suppliers,

EVs could get deployed as part of the company’s distribution infrastructure, on the basis of commercial and capacity viability