foodpanda launches electric bikes for delivery people – Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: foodpanda, one of the leading e-commerce companies in Pakistan, on Thursday became the first e-commerce player in Pakistan to launch electric bikes on its platform for delivery people.
As part of the groundbreaking initiative, which is being undertaken in conjunction with the Federal Ministry for Climate Change, foodpanda handed over the first set of e-bikes to its riders at a ceremony here on Thursday.
The ceremony was attended by Malik Amin Aslam – Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Climate Change.
The initiative reaffirms foodpanda’s commitment to working towards environmental sustainability. foodpanda has partnered with Jolta Electric to scale e-bikes on its platform and will also explore funding opportunities with different banks to support its riders.
Malik Amin Aslam, SAPM on Climate Change, said on the occasion that this partnership aims to foster a culture of environmental well-being, in line with the Prime Minister’s Clean Green Pakistan initiative. As the number of delivery people has increased considerably, this will be the first practical action of this type. Needless to say, this is a collective action approach and will pave the way for other actors to take this as an example and follow suit.
While sharing his view, Muntaqa Peracha, Acting CEO of foodpanda, said the launch of e-bikes is in line with our core philosophy of integrating technology into our business and aims to set a direction for the future. foodpanda is a household name today and over the years has become an integral part of people’s lives through its value-added offerings. This is reason enough for us to stay ahead of the curve and demonstrate our commitment to climate action at a time when there is great urgency to act.
In December last year, foodpanda and the Ministry of Climate Change pledged to work together to initiate and accelerate environmental protection efforts. foodpanda recognizes that climate change is one of our biggest challenges that requires immediate action. Partnerships like these and other initiatives are small steps in the right direction to mitigate the impact of climate change.
The ceremony was attended by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam, Muntaqa Peracha, Acting CEO of foodpanda Pakistan, Hassan Arshad, Director, Policy and Communications foodpanda Pakistan and Usman Sheikh, CEO Jolta Electric, as well as d ‘other senior representatives of the companies.
Copyright Business Recorder, 2022