Amazon's Jeff Bezos launches electric rickshaws in unrelenting effort to woo India
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos shook up Indian SMEs after his pledge to invest $ 1 billion to ‘digitize micro and small businesses in cities, towns, and villages across India’. After his return to the U.S, he posted this Tweet yesterday showing off Amazon’s fleet of electric delivery rickshaws.
The Tweet read, “Hey, India. We’re rolling out our new fleet of electric delivery rickshaws. Fully electric. Zero carbon. #ClimatePledge
Bezos’ visit to India was less than satisfactory after he was declined a meeting with P.M Narendra Modi and Minister of Union Commerce, Piyush Goel stated that the richest man in the world was not doing India any favors by investing $ 1 billion. A senior BJP Minister criticized the billionaire’s ownership of ‘The Washington Post’ a newspaper that had often been critical of P.M Modi. During his visit, small traders staged protests and anti-trust authorities have launched a probe into the e-commerce business of Amazon as well as arch rival Walmart owned Flipkart.