This bike can fit the 90% of the IKEA range and emits 98% less carbon dioxide.
IKEA continues to implement new sustainability initiatives. The furniture giant has announced the completion of a pilot project to deliver goods on solar-powered cargo bikes. The pilot was conducted in the city of Delft in the Netherlands and was considered a success.
Now the international franchisor Inter IKEA Systems BV intends to offer a new delivery solution to partners around the world. Cargo bikes are expected to replace the diesel trucks currently in use.
“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. 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”, says Helene Davidsson, Sustainability Manager, Inter IKEA Systems B.V.
The use of solar-powered cargo bikes will be a valuable addition to the last mile service, allowing couriers to bypass traffic jams and also reduce harmful emissions. IKEA is on a mission to achieve a positive climate impact by reducing emissions by 2030.