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Tesco Bengaluru opts for green transportation with Lithium: The Times of India

BENGALURU: Tesco Bengaluru has partnered with Lithium Urban Technologies under which the Tesco's employees will be picked and dropped in electric cabs. To start with, Lithium will provide 40 such e-cars (Mahindra e-20 model cars).

This pioneering effort by Tesco Bengaluru aims to reduce their carbon footprint and create a positive impact on the environment. This is backed by the required Fast Charging infrastructure at Tesco Bengaluru premises. Further, Tesco's current usage of hydroelectric power for the Fast Chargers makes the full energy chain green.

Tesco will also benefit from Lithium's 'Assurance Stack' that ensures safety of the employees, transparency of operations and productivity of the fleet. Vehicles can be tracked 24/7 both at Tesco's transport operations centre and at Lithium's 24/7 Network Operating Centre (NOC). Aligned with the existing environment-friendly policies, this initiative is aimed at making travel for Tesco employees easier and more convenient. Besides zero emission, these electric cars have lower running costs when compared to traditional counterparts. 
 

Glen Attewel, CEO, Tesco Bengaluru said, "Reducing our impact on the environment is an essential part of our commitment as a responsible business. We are delighted to be the first corporate citizen in India to launch such an initiative. Moreover, the full value chain is also green as Tesco Bengaluru draws over 50% of its power from hydropower sources. This is a part of our larger sustainability campaign and we are confident of scaling it up in the years to come. I would also like to thank the efforts of Lithium for their work in the area of clean technology."

Lithium has also set up quick charging stations at the Tesco campus to manage fast charge turnarounds.