As orginally reported by our sister publisher Motor Transport, Wincanton has bought 30 electric home delivery vehicles supplied by Renault Trucks and Ford to support Ikea’s goal of reaching 100% zero emission last mile deliveries by 2025.
The purchase comprises 10 16-tonne trucks and 20 vans and is expected to save Wincanton 1,000 tonnes of carbon emissions each year, across just over 10,000 journeys per annum.
The fleet will carry deliveries to the homes of Ikea customers across Greater London and the Southeast of England from Spring 2023.
Carl Moore, MD of eFulfilment at Wincanton, said: “At Wincanton, we want to be the leading provider of net-zero supply chain solutions for our customers and partners.
“As part of this, we are committed to investing in technology that develops the resilience and efficiency of our customers’ operations and supports their efforts to achieve their strategic sustainability goals.
“Our multimillion-pound investment in the latest electric vehicle technology for IKEA is a great example of this in action.”