We are looking forward to welcoming Sunshine Coast company All-Purpose Transport, and the two electric trucks they use for IKEA deliveries at our upcoming Noosa EV Expo.
The emissions-free truck takes 4 hours to charge and has a 250km range with a 3.5 tonne payload. It’s capable of delivering 15-20 orders at a time.
In comparison with its diesel truck counterpart, the electric truck will save an estimated 36 tonnes of CO2 per annum. In addition to creating less carbon emissions, it’s also quieter to run.
Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey, who was present at the launch in Brisbane in 2019, said it was a positive step for All Purpose Transport to be leading the way in supporting clean energy.
“EV is coming, we’re behind the rest of the world because of a lack of national policy on this, in Europe people are moving to EV in a big way,” he said.
IKEA Australia Store Manager Renea Robson said the truck signified a breakthrough for IKEA as it strives to achieve zero emissions for its last mile operations by 2025.
“It’s a big commitment to move forward but we can’t do this if we’re not working with likeminded companies like All Purpose Transport who want to preserve the planet for future generations,” she said.