IKEA Gets It: Zero Emissions is Smart Business
I've been an IKEA fan for years, and now I have something more to like about them. IKEA just announced that they will be performing zero emissions home delivery in five major markets by 2020. This means your home assembly adventures can be brought to your very door if you live in Amsterdam, Los Angeles, New York, Paris or Shanghai. The rest of us may have to wait a while (2025 is the goal), but in the meantime, many of us may be able to enjoy EV charging stations while we wait. All of it is detailed in the September 2018 press release.
IKEA has been a leader on high efficiency, low emissions technology for a while; they have had among the lowest cost LED light bulbs available, and even went the extra mile to eliminate all non-LED lights from their shelves. Most of their store/warehouses are topped with solar panels, and their educational outreach program even gave away free LED bulbs. Does this make good business sense? You bet it does - early adoption means they are already saving energy costs, and the experience that goes with it.
I can't wait to see what EV will deliver my BILLY bookshelves; perhaps a new EV Volvo?
Phote attribution: By J. James [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], from Wikimedia Commons