Ikea launches solar-powered delivery bikes

Ikea has added solar-powered bikes to its sustainable last-mile delivery options.

After undergoing a successful trial in Delft, The Netherlands, Ikea has decided to scale the scheme and give all Ikea retailers around the globe to the possibility to add more sustainable, accessible and cost-effective alternative to their home delivery fleet within their market.

“This Sunrider bike can accommodate roughly 90 per cent of the Ikea product range and emits 98 per cent less CO2 than modern diesel vans,” Ikea sustainable manager Helene Davidsson said.

“For Ikea, it’s important to explore new ways to improve the service offer for the customers, both from a more sustainable, affordable and accessible perspective. The solar-powered cargo bike does all that.”

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The global Ikea franchisor has worked hard to find new logistic and customer fulfilment solutions that can meet the need of urban environments and increased ecommerce, while also being friendly to the climate, environment.

“We want to meet more people, and many of our future customers will live in cities with limited access to transportation. This challenge provides a great opportunity to explore new ways of making our products available, Davidsson added.

The solar-powered cargo bike will be a valuable addition to last-mile service, as it offers a quiet, emission-free alternative that can also bypass traffic congestion.

The furniture retailer aims to become climate positive by 2030 by reducing more greenhouse gas emissions than the Ikea value chain emits while growing the Ikea business.

To become climate positive, the total IKEA value chain should reduce the climate footprint in line with the 1.5°C target – including halving emissions by 2030 and reaching net zero by 2050 at the latest.



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