- 21 January 2022
- Transport / Logistics Services
Canadian last mile e-commerce and last mile delivery provider Bolt Logistics has announced it is to deploy 30 EV trucks on IKEA Canada’s home delivery routes.
The move by Bolt Logistics comes as part of the firm’s plans to become carbon negative by 2023, and the homewares giant to make its deliveries by 2025.
The first of the trucks have already hit the road and more are to follow later this year. “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,” said Mark Ang, CEO of Bolt Logistics. “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.”
“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,” 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.”