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Reducing the Climate Impact of Deliveries

In a groundbreaking move, IKEA is transforming the future of home delivery. For years, IKEA retailers have introduced electric trucks for delivery services, but now, they're taking sustainability and innovation to the next level with solar-powered cargo bikes!
Imagine an eco-friendly, accessible, and cost-effective solution that redefines last-mile delivery. The journey began in Delft, The Netherlands, where IKEA conducted a successful pilot program using solar-powered cargo bikes to deliver products within the city center. The results were astounding, and now, the worldwide IKEA franchisor, Inter IKEA Systems B.V., is expanding this incredible initiative to all IKEA retailers worldwide.
"This Sunrider bike can transport nearly 90% of IKEA's product range while emitting a staggering 98% less CO2 compared to modern diesel vans. We are committed to enhancing our customer service in a more sustainable, affordable, and accessible manner. The solar-powered cargo bike accomplishes all these goals," enthuses Helene Davidsson, Sustainability Manager at Inter IKEA Systems B.V.
At the core of IKEA's global franchisor are three key priorities: sustainability, affordability, and accessibility. The solar-powered cargo bike addresses all of these. It's not just a game-changer for urban environments and the growing e-commerce landscape; it's a green, environment-friendly, and efficient solution that transcends the traditional delivery model.
"We aim to reach more people, and many of our future customers will reside in cities with limited transportation options. This challenge is an opportunity for us to revolutionize product accessibility. The solar-powered cargo bike offers a quiet, emission-free alternative that can effortlessly navigate through traffic congestion," Davidsson adds.
IKEA has set an ambitious goal to become climate positive by 2030. This means reducing more greenhouse gas emissions than the entire IKEA value chain emits while expanding the business. The solar-powered cargo bike is a tangible step toward this lofty objective, aligning with the 1.5°C target, with emissions to be halved by 2030 and reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 at the latest.
With solar-powered cargo bikes, IKEA is not just delivering furniture; they're delivering a sustainable and accessible future for all!




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  • Sarah Chabane

    34 w

    This is great!

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    • MA Reen

      35 w

      Great initiative

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      • George Kariuki

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        This is a sustainable, accessible, and cost-effective solution that other retailers should consider adopting.

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        • Jane Wangui

          34 w

          @george_kariuki urban delivery will be very efficient if this is adopted.

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        • Esther Wanjiku

          36 w

          Thys is very welcome

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          • Kevin

            36 w

            A very welcome move this one

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            • Ann Nyambura

              36 w

              As urbanization continues, sustainable delivery methods like these will become increasingly important. IKEA is ahead of the curve.

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              • dickson mutai

                36 w

                A game-changer for urban delivery and a step closer to their climate-positive goal. Great to IKEA for delivering not just furniture but also a greener future!

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                • walter lungayi

                  36 w

                  This is a great initiative by IKEA to reduce their carbon footprint and promote sustainable delivery methods. It sets an example for other retailers to follow and contribute towards a greener future.

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                  • winnie nguru

                    36 w

                    Innovation at its best!

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                    • Elizabeth Gathigia

                      36 w

                      Such moves are much welcomed

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                      • Annett Michuki..

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                        💚

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                        • DIPANJANA MAULIK

                          36 w

                          These solar power cargo bikes look smart and efficient. It seems that these bikes shall be extremely useful for ensuring end mile connectivity.

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                          • Rotich Kim

                            36 w

                            Remarkable work IKEA🔥🔥

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                            • zelda ninga

                              36 w

                              Any move that welcomes sustainability is a bold and great move too

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