- The deployment of electric vehicles at IKEA in Bengaluru comes after an effective cooperation with the IKEA store in Hyderabad
- Gati also aims to have its pickup and delivery fleet fully electric by 2025
Gati Ltd., an Allcargo Group company and one of India’s leading providers of express logistics and supply chain solutions, has expanded its electric vehicle-led last-mile delivery partnership with home furnishings retailer IKEA India for its store in Nagasandra, Bengaluru.
In line with Gati’s vision to provide green express logistics solutions and support the government’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2070, Gati has deployed electric three-wheel cargo vehicles at IKEA’s Nagasandra store and plans to launch larger-capacity four-wheel cargo to take on board vehicles in the near future. Gati aims to increase EV-led last-mile deliveries for stores to over 70 percent by 2023.
Commenting on the collaboration, Pirojshaw Sarkari, CEO of Gati Ltd. said: “The use of electric vehicles for express delivery is part of our sustainability and green logistics initiatives. Both Gati and IKEA are committed to zero-emission last-mile deliveries. Our collaboration with IKEA dates back to 2019 and the subsequent expansion of IKEA Hyderabad to the Bengaluru store is a testament to that commitment. The cooperation is also in line with the government’s initiatives to promote green growth – economic growth with a focus on sustainability. The use of electric vehicles in logistic transport will increase due to increasing ESG awareness among companies and customer demand for sustainable logistic services. We look forward to supporting IKEA in its mission to achieve sustainable and greener deliveries.
Saiba Suri, Country Customer Fulfillment Manager at IKEA, said: “Gati has been a pioneer in supporting IKEA India’s zero-emission journey. We are very excited to expand our collaboration with GATI for our Bengaluru business and thank them for co-designing and smart execution that will surely help us achieve our goal of 100 percent zero-emission home delivery by 2025.”
Gati aims to have its pickup and delivery fleet fully electric by 2025. As part of its electric vehicle fleet development plan, the company leases electric vehicles from a range of transportation providers and is committed to service level performance.
In addition, Gati is setting up charging stations for electric vehicles in its warehouses in order to build a suitable infrastructure for faster deployment of electric vehicles. The EV charging stations are solar powered as the warehouses already have solar panels installed on the roof to generate solar power for ongoing operations.
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