The full electrification of home deliveries, also called "last mile deliveries," on a large scale will occur in several steps: this year IKEA Belgium targets 40% of all deliveries, 85% in 2024 and 100% in 2025. For this transition, IKEA Belgium is working with logistics partners VPD and Arid, who will increase their investments in electric vehicles. To accelerate the transition, IKEA Belgium itself is also investing in its own electric vehicles: 85 vehicles will be added by 2025. Together with its partners' vehicles, IKEA Belgium will have a fleet of at least 140 electric vehicles by 2025.
Investing in electric mobility also requires an extensive electric charging infrastructure. This is why IKEA Belgium welcomes Allego as a new partner, the independent and European player in charging stations and infrastructure for the sustainable charging of our electric vehicles. They will take on the financing, installation, management and maintenance of the new charging infrastructure on the parking lots of the Belgian IKEA stores and distribution center. This charging infrastructure will not only serve its own fleet. IKEA Belgium’s Employees and customers - with their own or shared cars - will be able to use this wide range of charging stations, both for fast and normal charging, at market rates. IKEA Anderlecht will be the first store to offer this service. The store was already the first IKEA store to reach the target of fully electrified home deliveries in March 2023.
Depending on the size of the location, the charging points will be equipped with both 20-30 public AC charging points (normal chargers) and 4-6 public HPC charging points (fast chargers), which will be available to every visitor. In addition, IKEA Belgium will provide separate hubs for staff employees, company vehicles and last-mile delivery vehicles.
The transition to emission-free home deliveries and the expansion of the charging infrastructure in parking lots are in line with a broader ambition of IKEA Belgium to contribute to more sustainable e-commerce and making electric mobility more accessible to consumers. Moreover, these commitments fit within a global transformation of IKEA's supply chain and operations: the company is investing heavily to become fully climate neutral by 2030.
Allego is Europe’s largest, independent public charging network, established in The Netherlands in 2013 and listed on NYSE in 2022. Active in 16 European countries, with a network comprising of over 44,000 public charge points that use 100% clean, renewable energy.