India’s leading multi-brand EV store Blive has become the first platform in India to deploy electric kickscooters for food delivery at Mumbai and Delhi international airports. The company has joined hands with Lite Bite Foods (LBF) and Devyani International Limited (DIL) to provide EV solutions and benefit over 30k air travellers daily in the country’s busiest airports. Notably, DIL and LBF are counted among India’s largest food chain operators housing prominent brands like KFC, Pizzahut, Costa Coffee, Punjab Grill to name a few. And now with this move, Blive is all set to help its partners in reducing food delivery time at airports, minimize waiting period for customers, bringing more convenience to the delivery staff, reducing carbon footprint and enabling a hassle-free airport experience.
With travel picking up and increasing footfall of flyers at the airport, DIL and LBF at Mumbai and Delhi airports were required to address the challenges like ensuring timely delivery of orders and minimizing waiting period with sustainable solutions. Their staff covered the distance from counters to customers on foot and the vastness of the airport resulted in dropping of orders, exhaustion in workers and longer waiting period for customers. By adopting electric kickscooters for deliveries provided by Blive, the food chain operators were not only able to cater to the heightened customer demands and enhance staff performance, but were also able to contribute to sustainability targets with clean mobility.
By entering this partnership with DIL and LBF, Blive is supporting its partners in taking their first step towards sustainability and reducing their carbon footprints. Blive with its EV solutions will enable them to essay the collective responsibility of combating climate change with innovative and clean solutions. Going forward, the multi-brand EV platform in the second stage of this partnership will expand its EV solutions to over 655 outlets of DIL and over 150+ outlets of LBF to promote and achieve 100% e-mobility adoption in India.
Speaking on this, Mr. Samarth Kholkar, CEO & Co-Founder, BLive, said ” We have always strived to find innovative solutions to the existing challenges with e-mobility. The demand for electric vehicles for delivery is huge. Mumbai airport is one of the busiest and important airports globally. Here, our partners were facing difficulties with heightened customer demands and increase in passenger footfall. We are glad that the electric scooters provided by us not only helped them in addressing their challenges in timely food delivery but also supported them in their transition to clean mobility. We believe such innovative steps and meaningful collaborations can help achieve business objectives and also align organisations with the larger goal of achieving our sustainability targets for a cleaner, greener and better future.”
Blive, which is a digital-first, multi-brand EV store has bolstered its presence with 19 stores across India. It recently onboarded Deloitte as its knowledge partner to benefit from the consulting firm’s industry expertise in streamlining dealer onboarding. The brand aims to have 100 EV stores by 2024 and is soon going to expand its reach to newer locations to drive EV adoption, accelerate decarbonisation, and combat climate change.