IKEA Group will transition to electric vehicles (EVs) for last mile home deliveries in Amsterdam, Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Shanghai by 2020. IKEA is one of the first companies to join The Climate Group’s EV100 corporate leadership initiative to accelerate the roll-out of electric transport.
“We challenge ourselves and inspire others as we can only achieve the change that’s needed together,” said Jesper Brodin, CEO, IKEA Group. “For us it’s crucial to grow our business in a sustainable way – that’s why we’re speeding up the transition to EV in five inner-city areas.”
As well as accelerating action across five key cities, IKEA will:
- Transition all its last mile home deliveries to EV or other zero-emission transport by 2025 (the aim of 25% by 2020).
- Provide access to charging stations at IKEA stores, offices and distribution centers in 30 markets by 2020.
- Reduce relative emissions by 50% through co-workers and customers traveling to IKEA by 2030.
Helen Clarkson, CEO, The Climate Group, welcomed the news. “By switching to EVs for home deliveries at this pace, IKEA is setting a strong example for clean transport in city centers, where zero-emission zones will one day become the norm. They are enabling their customers to play a key part in accelerating the roll out of electric vehicles overall.”
Source: The Climate Group