After a three-year project in conjunction with Australian automotive technology company SEA Electric, fleet service provider All Purpose Transport is set to deploy Queensland’s first 100% electric delivery truck for Ikea’s planned zero emissions truck fleet by 2025.
Ikea’s vision for a 100% electric home delivery fleet by 2025 is seeing fleet delivery services such as APT partner with SEA Electric to build all-electric delivery trucks. All Purpose Transport is aiming for 10% of its Ikea delivery fleet to be all-electric by the end of 2020.
The new All Purpose Transport all-electric delivery truck is built on a Hino 917 glider with the SEA-Drive 120a power-system.
All Purpose Transport operates an owner-operator driver model and they have purchased the SEA Hino 917 delivery truck to test the business benefits of running an electric delivery truck and evaluate the positives and negatives. All Purpose Transport plans to offer an electric vehicle leasing scheme for a sustainable business model to their owner-drivers.
Ikea is a corporate member of the EV100 group of companies joining the likes of DHL, Heathrow Airport, Hewlett Packard, and Swiss Post.
Another IKEA fleet partner, Sydney-based ANC, has had three Ikea SEA Electric delivery trucks on the road for the past 10 months. Collectively, the three ANC electric trucks have travelled 85,000 kilometeres, traveling an average of 185 kilometeeres per day on a single charge, and made over 5,000 deliveries with an average weight of around 2.5 tonnes. It is estimated in 10 months the three ANC electric trucks have saved a total of 90 tons of carbon dioxide.