IKEA Invests In Electric Delivery Trucks

In an effort to fulfill its commitment of 100 per cent zero-emission deliveries by 2025, IKEA Canada has partnered with technology-enabled logistics and last mile delivery provider Second Closet, who will begin integrating zero-emission trucks into its fleet for IKEA home deliveries in several markets across Canada. Second Closet has submitted a purchase order to Lion Electric (Lion), a leading manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, for 15 Lion6 heavy-duty zero-emission trucks. The IKEA and Second Closet co-branded five tonne EV (electric vehicle) trucks that will service last mile deliveries for IKEA locations in Boucherville, QC; Etobicoke, ON; and Richmond, BC; are scheduled to hit the streets in fall 2021. This will enable IKEA to achieve 20 per cent of its zero emission delivery goals. The retailer is committed to reaching its 2030 goal to become a circular and climate positive business by reducing more greenhouse gas emissions than the IKEA value chain emits while growing the IKEA business at the same time.