Ni Hsin EV Tech Sdn Bhd (NH EV TECH), a wholly owned subsidiary of Malaysia-listed firm Ni Hsin Group Berhad, has partnered delivery platform foodpanda Malaysia for greener food delivery with electric vehicle (EV) motorcycles

Ni Hsin said in a statement on Tuesday that both parties have signed a business collaboration agreement for the partnership.

Under the agreement, both parties have agreed to collaborate to advance their environmental, social and governance (ESG) agendas.

This collaboration aims to reduce carbon emissions, support eco-friendly transportation solutions and promote sustainability within the food industry.

The duo aim to achieve this objective through jointly promoting and encouraging sustainable consumption among the riders within foodpanda Group by adopting EBIXON EV motorcycles in place of the current internal combustion engine (ICE) motorcycles.

To incentivize and encourage foodpanda riders to use EBIXON EV motorcycles, NH EV TECH will be giving foodpanda Malaysia two complementary units of its EBIXON BOLD motorcycles, as well as discounts to foodpanda delivery partners who want to do their part in lowering carbon emissions with an electric motorcycle.

In exchange, foodpanda will be promoting NH EV TECH’s EV motorcycles to its tens of thousands of rider population.

“This collaboration is strategic to both NH EV TECH and foodpanda in furthering our ESG agenda,” said Khoo Chee Kong, Managing Director of NH EV TECH.

He said the firm believes the faster way to effect change and make significant impact on climate change is to work together with corporate citizens and conglomerates of like mindedness.

“With the current Malaysian government policies and targets supporting the transition of the ICE two-wheelers to EV two-wheelers, including tax incentives, installation of charging infrastructure, we are positive this collaboration is hitting the right notes,

“One of the objectives of our business model is to support the B40 (the Bottom 40 percent of the Malaysian household income) by offering entrepreneur programs with financing packages in collaboration with various institutions such as the Cooperatives and Government Agencies,” he added.

Meanwhile, foodpanda Malaysia’s Chief Executive Officer Sayantan Das said that the company has been working at making food delivery more eco-friendly and sustainable.

“We have a responsibility to foster positive change in the way we operate, embracing environmentally-friendly practices to minimize our ecological footprint,

“One example of this is by introducing the foodpanda walker programme, where they do not even need to own a motorcycle to make deliveries,” he said.

He also said foodpanda envisions a future where convenience and sustainability can go hand-inhand, and they are excited to incentivize the riders in doing their part with this partnership with NH EV TECH.

“We hope that this collaboration will also contribute to the government’s vision of having 1.5 million EVs on the road by 2040 and the move away from ICE vehicles,” he added.

NH EV TECH is in the business of manufacturing, assembling, promoting and marketing of all kinds of EV and accessories and development of concepts, facilities and fittings using EV battery systems for the delivery industry.

The focus of NH EV TECH is in smart mobility and its applications with safer and more efficient charging in a sustainable and environmentally-friendly model.

Foodpanda is a on-demand delivery platform in Asia dedicated to bringing consumers a wide range of food, groceries and more, quickly and conveniently.

Powered by technology and operational excellence, foodpanda is spearheading the growth of quick-commerce (q-commerce) across the region with its network of retail partners, as well as pandaMart cloud stores to provide more on-demand options beyond the millions of food delivery options.

Foodpanda operates in more than 300 cities across 11 markets in Asia Pacific – Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Pakistan, Taiwan, Philippines, Bangladesh, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar.

Foodpanda is a subsidiary of Delivery Hero, a global leader of the food delivery industry.

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