If you thought that the electric vehicle market was lightyears away in Latin America, you better think again. This is real and important.
With LATAM’s eCommerce pioneer, MercadoLibre, electromobility has become a reality in Mexico.
It is also proof that the eCommerce company is growing in the field of renewable energy usage on distribution and storage centers across the country. In any case, to expand their platform requires logistic solutions, and as an eCommerce leader on Mexico and LATAM, Mercado Libre is up to the challenge to reduce gas emissions and their environment impact on its supply chain.
Electromobility has been set as one of the key objectives on their sustainability strategy, therefore, the company announced:
- 1000% increase of their last mile electric fleet.
- Growing from the 15 units added to their distribution network in December 2020.
- To 165 units across 9 cities all over Mexico.
Omar Ramírez, MercadoLibre’s logistics and transportation Director, stated that the company is aware of its key role in the transformation of the logistics market. Every day, they grow more accountable of their carbon footprint and take steps to reduce it as the company grows.
“This increase on our EV fleet is a great step, however, we’re after larger goals to promote the adoption of innovative solutions in our chain of value,” Ramírez added.
He also pointed out that these 150 units don’t emit greenhouse gas, reducing by 54% the CO2 production.
On the other hand, he stated that MercadoLibre has begun to use renewable energy on their main distribution hubs, starting by their Tepozotlán’s site. That hub is Mexico’s largest with 1,400,000 ft2
The convertion process with other hubs will continue in Monterrey and is expected to be completed by 2022, with three hubs powered entirely by external renewable energy.