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IKEA: Renewable Diesel Case Study

IKEA: Renewable Diesel Case Study Overview

This case study, provided by IKEA, highlights how renewable diesel performed in the context of a full scale rollout started in 2015 in Scandinavia with Euro 5 and 6 vehicles.

Part 1: Baseline Fleet and Technology

This section describes the characteristics of the existing technology in the fleet (i.e. prior to the test). This provides information on the fleet characteristics, duty cycle details, and region of operation for the technology being tested.

Company Name IKEA - Transport Partner

Vehicle Type Euro 5
Euro 6

Fuel Type Renewable Diesel

Refueling Onsite

Average Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) 83,885 miles (135,000 kilometers)

Hours of Operation 2,844

Average Load 20 tons

Return to Base? No

Country Sweden

City or Region Mainly south Sweden

Lifespan 4 years


Part 2: Technology and Test Purpose

This section describes the type of technology tested and primary reasons behind the test.

Test Purpose Sustainability


Part 3: Test Parameters

This section describes the actual parameters used to test the new sustainable technology, including number of vehicles tested, testing timeline, additional training and infrastructure requirements, etc.

Test Standard (if any) It wasn't actually a test, it was implemented

Sample Size 28 trucks

Test Start Date February 1, 2015

Total Miles Tested 83,885 miles/year/truck (135,000 kilometers/year/truck)

Total Hours Tested 237 hours/truck/month

Average Load Tested 20 tons

Time to Fuel (in minutes) No difference compared to diesel


Part 4: Supporting Services

This section describes the additional supporting services needed for the sustainable technology tested, including details on fuel type, infrastructure requirements, and personnel training.

Fuel Type Renewable Diesel

ASTM Name and Type D975

Level of Readily Available Infrastructure Medium


Part 5: Operational Performance

This section describes the key metrics used to measure operational performance of the alternative fuel or technology, benchmarked against the current technology used in the fleet.

Driver Satisfaction High


Part 6: Financial Performance

This section describes company’s expectations for financial and economic performance of the technology, benchmarked against the incumbent fuel/technology. Where noted, minus (-) is savings and plus (+) is additional costs for the fleet.

Did You Use Subsidies? No


Part 7: Conclusions

Will You Include This Technology in Your Fleet? Yes

Would You Recommend this Technology for Other Fleets or Applications? Yes



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