To cut down traffic emissions and air pollution, Ikea has partnered with ANC Delivers to launch a three-month trial of tuk-tuk delivery within a 10km radius of Ikea’s Tempe store in southern Sydney.
Until August 16 of this year, two electric tuk-tuks will be delivering products to consumers on Australian roads for the first time.
This trial is part of Ikea’s global ambition to offer zero-emission deliveries to all of its customers by 2025.
Tiffany Mosura-Lesnock, manager of Ikea Tempe, said the store is thrilled to be the first to debut the new electric tuk-tuks delivery service.
“Working closely with our transport partner ANC Delivers, we are excited to trial and test innovative methods that help get us closer to our goal of 100 per cent zero-emission deliveries,” added Mosura-Lesnock.
“We know that the congested roads of metro Sydney will benefit enormously from the introduction of electric tuk-tuks in our delivery fleet, and we also hope it will inspire and drive positive change for the whole industry to meet the needs of people today without compromising the planet and needs of future generations.”
The electric tuk-tuks are both powered by a 9kWh swappable battery. They are capable of supporting up to 500kg and will be delivering household furnishings.
Also, the trial tuk-tuks will run from Sydney airport to the beaches of the eastern suburbs including Bondi and Vaucluse, to Ashfield in the inner west and Mortdale in the southwest.
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