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IKEA store in India to use electric rickshaws as delivery vehicles

Team OD  | Updated: August 10, 2018, 10:35 AM IST

IKEA, world's largest furniture retailer, has recently started its operations at Hyderabad in India. But why are we reporting about it? The Swedish founded furniture giant will be making use of electric rickshaws as its delivery vehicles. The company mentions that the e-rickshaws will account to 20 per cent of its delivery fleet. We believe choosing ricks is a smart choice for it is more easy to maneuver inside the tight lanes in a city, ensuring faster and more efficient delivery. These electric rickshaws will be charged at the company's store using 4,000 solar panels installed on the roof of the store. While a part of the electricity will be used to charge the e-rickshaws, the rest will be used to power different units like lighting and other items in the store.

The e-rickshaws will account to 20 per cent of IKEA's delivery fleet in the first India store

This is not the first time that IKEA is doing something on these lines. 90 per cent of the IKEA stores located at various parts of the world make use of power generated form solar energy. Additionally, the furniture brand has also been installing charging stations for EVs in its parking lots. This will cater to the upcoming demand of EVs that will be used by its customers and also its employees.

Source: Electrek

Tags: IKEA  |  EV  |  Electric Vehicles  |  E Rockshaws

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