Distributed Energy Resources, GHG Emissions - January 19, 2022
IKEA Canada Launches Zero Emission Vehicle Fleets
Home furnishing retailer IKEA Canada in partnership with Bolt Logistics, a Canadian technology-enabled ecommerce fulfillment, and last-mile delivery provider, will deploy 30 electric vehicles across the country in 2022.
This sustainable approach to delivery and ecommerce operations will help bring both companies closer to their industry-leading carbon footprint minimization goals, including Bolt aiming to be carbon negative by 2023 and IKEA Canada striving to reach 100% zero emission deliveries by 2025. This also marks one of Canada’s largest zero emissions, medium-duty vehicle distributions for commercial deliveries to date.
“With transportation being one of the largest contributors of the global climate crisis, IKEA Canada is committed to eradicating carbon emissions and electrifying its last-mile delivery service, utilizing the benefits of electric vehicles to further transform the market,” said Melissa Barbosa, Head of Sustainability at IKEA Canada. “The value-add of deploying zero emission vehicles accelerates our goal of becoming more accessible, affordable, and sustainable for our customer network.”
Bolt’s first zero emission trucks are making deliveries across British Columbia, Quebec and Ontario. Bolt is also taking this ambition beyond the Canadian border with an expansion into the U.S. planned over the next few months and will help minimize the company’s carbon footprint.
“We’re demonstrating this commitment through our focus on becoming a carbon negative logistics company by the end of 2023. This involves making a conscious investment to help ensure we can provide a zero emission, carbon-negative last-mile delivery solution, while funding carbon-sequestering initiatives around the globe,” said Mark Ang, CEO of Bolt Logistics in a statement.