Ikea Canada expands partnership with Bolt Logistics to grow ZEV delivery fleet

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IKEA Canada has taken another step toward their goal of achieving 100% zero-emission deliveries by 2025.

The Swedish furniture and home accessories maker has expanded their partnership with Bolt Logistics to add 30 electric trucks to their delivery fleet in 2022.

Ten of the trucks have already hit the road across the country, with the remaining 20 to be added in British Columbia, Quebec, and Ontario in the first half of the year.

“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.”

Last year Ikea added 15 electric trucks, made by Quebec’s Lion Electric, through their original partnership with Second Closet.

Second Closet rebranded in 2021 to become Bolt Logistics.

Ikea not only wants to achieve zero-emission deliveries itself, but also help employees and customers make the switch to electric.

The company has installed EV chargers in all of its Canadian locations, with the goal of halving relative emissions from its employees and customers by 2030.