Aramex introduces battery-operated scooters in Mumbai

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In line with its commitment to environmental sustainability, Aramex, the global logistics and transportation solutions provider, today announced the introduction of 14 battery operated scooters to its operations in Mumbai, India.

Given that carbon emissions represent a significant environmental impact, utilizing the zero emission scooters is part of Aramex’s ongoing efforts to reduce its carbon footprint globally and to bring a more environmentally friendly fleet into its operations in India.

“Switching over to battery operated scooters within Mumbai is a pilot project which we plan to expand at a later stage, further demonstrating Aramex’s commitment to extending its corporate citizenship through its dedicated environmental initiatives,” said Percy Avary, Country Head (India), Aramex.

“At Aramex, we remain committed to our long-term approach of becoming a carbon neutral company,” added Avary. “While this has always been a long-term goal for us, it is important that clear and tangible progress can be made on an annual basis.”

Aramex’s environmental practices, detailed within its 2009 Sustainability report, include migrating 78 per cent of fleet to low emission vehicles, reducing fuel consumption by 21 per cent, and converting all Aramex vehicles to unleaded fuel.