Ikea’s Hyderabad Store to use Solar-powered Rickshaws for Delivery

The solar powered auto rickshaws will be run by electric motors which will source energy from batteries which will be charged at the Ikea’s solar facility fitted with around 4,000 rooftop solar panels. Excess energy will be used by the store inside.

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Sweden based MNC furniture and home accessories company, Ikea has opened its store in Hyderabad and to everybody’s surprise the company is going to use solar powered rickshaws for their delivery options.

The company will include, out of its total delivery fleet, 20 percent of solar powered rickshaws for the purpose of delivery of its articles.

The company has chosen the three-wheeler segment because of its narrower body which easily cuts through the notorious traffic of the city.

The solar powered auto rickshaws will be run by electric motors which will source energy from batteries which will be charged at the Ikea’s solar facility fitted with around 4,000 rooftop solar panels. Excess energy will be used by the store inside.

Powering its initiative of creating culturally-relevant shopping experiences, Ikea has decided to use the solar powered fleet to deliver its products across the city.

Further, Company’s employees have visited homes to better understand consumers. They tweaked their furniture, accessories according to the physical status of Indian customers.

Comparatively, Indian women are shorter than those of Europe and America. This being reason, Ikea has designed their furniture providing partitions in a cupboard as low as possible.

Source: Curbed

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