At Tata Motors, as much as seven to 10 per cent of M&HCV and I&LCV cargo sales during the current fiscal are claimed to have come from the e-commerce sector as compared to the previous year. Ashok Leyland too has seen a surge in e-commerce application CV sales in the current fiscal. There’s been a sigificant rub-off effect on CV sales as purchasing patterns and trends in the Covid environment saw a spike in e-commerce transactions, claim sources. They mention that as much as 25 per cent of sales in ICV and haulage segments of Ashok Leyland came from the e-commerce sector. Drawing attention to electric three-wheeler and mini-four wheeler startups as well as retrofittment specialists profiting from the e-commerce sector transportation requirements, sources inform that the respective sector has emerged as one of the big sectors for the transportation industry.
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