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IKEA is reportedly aiming to make home deliveries by electric vehicles by 2025, Jesper Brodin, CEO of the furniture retailer’s parent company Ingka Group, said in an Oct. 3 interview at the Reuters IMPACT conference. Brodin told Reuters about the new EV delivery target as the company works toward commitments to become climate positive by 2030.
“In some regions, maybe there will be some challenges where we need to push a bit harder on that, but basically already by 2025, customers should be able to get electrical from IKEA when it comes to deliveries,” he said.
In September 2022, IKEA joined Unilever, JSW Steel, Maersk and DPD during Climate Week NYC to share their commitment to EV100+, which is a transport leadership commitment to electrify fleets. EV100+ was launched by nonprofit organization The Climate Group during Climate Week NYC. Through the initiative, member companies commit to shift their fleets of medium- and heavy-duty (MHDVs), or vehicles weighing over 7.5 tons, to zero emissions by 2040 in OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) markets, China and India.
This commitment to EV deliveries is one part of a greater campaign by IKEA to become more environmentally responsible. In August 2022, IKEA U.S. deployed fast EV chargers to more than 25 of its retail locations across the country with a wider rollout planned for 2023.
Beyond its efforts toward cleaning up its transportation fleet and last-mile services, IKEA has also been rolling out initiatives to clean up its own properties through sustainable energy sources by harnessing the power of wind, solar, geothermal and biogas-fuel cells. Through a partnership with SunPower Corp., the company has also made home solar solutions available to members of its IKEA Family loyalty program located in certain California markets.