The German electromobility specialist Quantron has set an agreement with IKEA Austria to provide 30 Q-Light electric vans. This is a further step taken by the Swedish furniture giant in order to reach the goal of becoming climate-positive by the year 2030.
Quantron supplies the IKEA logistics center near Vienna with 30 environmentally friendly e-vehicles. This changeover will enable around 117,000 deliveries to be made emission-free in the first year alone, reducing CO2 emissions by more than 300 tons. This corresponds to more than 1.5 million route kilometers and over 65 percent of all deliveries in the Vienna area.
QUANTRON’s first all-electric Q-Light was already used for extensive testing at the logistics center in June. With a range of at least 170 km, a drive power of 100 kW and a maximum charging power of 70 kW, the e-transporters are ideally equipped for routes between IKEA locations and customers’ delivery addresses. Initially, the vehicles will be used for deliveries to all 23 of Vienna’s municipal districts and within a 30 km radius of the logistics center. The electricity for the vehicles is generated by photovoltaic systems and thus comes from 100 percent renewable energy sources.
Quantron and IKEA: environmentally friendly vehicles in Austria
«Climate protection cannot be postponed, which is why IKEA is working consistently to save emissions and become climate-positive. Quantron AG is a competent partner with high-quality products that we can trust 100%. Today marks the start of the deployment of our new environmentally friendly QUANTRON vehicles in Vienna. At the end of this month, a car-free IKEA furniture store will also open at Vienna’s Westbahnhof station, which will deliver the purchased goods to our customers’ homes directly and in an environmentally friendly manner. In the future, we will roll out our innovative delivery concept throughout Austria. By 2025, we plan to completely switch to zero-emission vehicles», declared Claes Lindgren, Country Customer Fulfillment Manager at IKEA Austria.
Quantron at IAA Mobility and NUFAM
In addition, Quantron will introduce its latest products and solutions at some major trade fairs for the commercial vehicle industry in September. Among these is IAA Mobility, from 7 to 12 September, ‘Flotte! Der Branchentreff’ on 15 and 16 September and NUFAM from 30 September to 3 October. Here, Quantron AG will present the Q-Light FCEV, based on hydrogen as an alternative drive for the future of electromobility, especially for long distances.
Quantron’s Q-Light FCEV is featured by numerous body variants and can be used in diverse areas such as logistics or transport. The Q-Light FCEV will also be presented at the IAA Mobility at the Elring Klinger AG stand together with QUANTRON partner AE Driven Solutions GmbH.