The UK-based mail, courier and logistics company, DX, has announced the launch of a three-year project in collaboration with Ikea. As part of this project, DX will acquire a fleet of electric vehicles, which will be used in its Ikea deliveries.
“We are very pleased to have launched our first fleet of electric vehicles for Ikea. Over the next three years we will be building on this to provide Ikea with continued, first-class delivery and logistics services that are more environmentally friendly,” said DX Freight MD Paul Ibbetson.
The company’s investment in a new fleet has reached £750,000 so far, but further investment is planned over the next three years to establish an initial fleet of over 60 electric vehicles for Ikea’s home-delivery services. The first phase, launched in August 2022, is an initial 12 electric vans operating from DX depots in Southampton and Warrington.
“DX is the largest provider of 2-person home delivery services for Ikea in the UK and we are excited to have their first electric vans with zero-output emissions on the road for us and our customers,” added John Welsh, Fulfilment Sourcing Manager at Ikea UK & Ireland.
“IKEA’s goal of reaching 100% zero emission last mile deliveries by 2025 will be achieved through working together with those who share our vision, and I am delighted that DX have already been fundamental in delivering some of the first milestones in our journey.”
The new fleet comprises the Maxus e-Deliver 9 vans, which have an operational carrying capacity of 1,162kg and a single-charge range of over 219miles, with zero output emissions. The vehicles are dual-liveried with DX and IKEA branding to showcase the two companies’ strong partnership. Spanning over seven years, the collaboration has seen DX providing delivery and logistics services to support Ikea’s online and retail operations.