The retailer is promoting a greener service that aims to combat the country's congested highways as well as pollution, while ensuring reliable product delivery for customers

International furniture warehouse IKEA will be using solar powered rickshaws for delivery from its new store location in India. The first IKEA location in India went online earlier this August after completing its two year construction.

The rickshaws will make up about 20% of IKEA’s delivery fleet, which will be charged by one of the store’s 4,000 solar panels. These rickshaws are not just ecologically smart and sustainable, but will also be easier to maneuver through India’s notoriously congested streets than a traditional delivery truck.

More than easing the delivery process, implementing these rickshaws will not raise India’s carbon emissions or create more pollution, something that the country has been struggling with for decades. These rickshaws are a part of IKEA’s quest to promote renewable and eco-friendly power sources, such as solar, as reliable and worthwhile alternatives.

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International furniture warehouse IKEA will be using solar powered rickshaws for delivery from its new store location in India. The first IKEA location in India went online earlier this August after completing its two year construction.

The rickshaws will make up about 20% of IKEA’s delivery fleet, which will be charged by one of the store’s 4,000 solar panels. These rickshaws are not just ecologically smart and sustainable, but will also be easier to maneuver through India’s notoriously congested streets than a traditional delivery truck.