Global home furnishing retailer IKEA and last-mile delivery provider Bolt Logistics have teamed up to deploy 30 electric vehicles (EVs) across Canada this year.
The initiative will help reduce carbon emissions and support IKEA Canada’s ambition for 100% zero-emission deliveries by 2025 and Bolt’s 2023 carbon negative goal.
Melissa Barbosa, Head of Sustainability at IKEA Canada said: “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, utilising the benefits of electric vehicles to further transform the market.
“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 delivery trucks have hit the roads, with more to follow across British Columbia, Quebec and Ontario this year.
Mark Ang, CEO of Bolt Logistics added: “Bolt is committed to being a planet positive business. 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.
“We are thrilled to be working with IKEA Canada on this initiative and look forward to continuing to collaborate on building smarter and greener supply chains.”