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IKEA strengthens fleet with 30 Quantron electric vans

Furniture giant IKEA has strengthened its Austrian fleet of delivery vehicles with the addition of 30 new all-electric vans.

Germany-based e-mobility specialist Quantron AG has supplied IKEA with 30 fully-electric Q-Light vans, which will be used for deliveries in the Vienna area.

According to Quantron, the Q-Light vans will enable IKEA to make around 117,000 deliveries emission-free in the first year alone, reducing CO2 emissions by more than 300 tons.

Quantron claims its Q-Light offers a range of around 170km, a drive power of 100 kW and a maximum charging power of 70 kW.

The electricity for the vehicles is generated by photovoltaic systems and thus comes from 100 per cent renewable energy sources.

Andreas Haller, founder and CEO of Quantron AG said: “We are pleased to be able to support IKEA with our knowledge and expertise in this important step towards emission-free delivery. With its switch to electric mobility, IKEA is sending an important signal internationally for a greener future.”