• Mar 30th 2009 at 4:58PM
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Last week, rumors regarding an upcoming eco-friendly small car from IKEA hit the internet in full force. Sounds pretty crazy, no? As it turns out, the truth is much less interesting than we had hoped. It seems the viral ad campaign that we saw last week for the IKEA Leko is announcing nothing more than a new car-sharing service in France that's set for a proper introduction on Tuesday. A similar program is already available at IKEA locations in Austria.

According to Isabelle Cremoux-Mirgalet, a spokesperson for the Swedish furniture maker, a total of 26 IKEA locations in France will take part in the venture, which was created in conjunction with France's ride-sharing Web site Covoiturage.fr. So far, there's no indication that the service will be launched in any other markets, but it sure would make it easier to haul the company's flat-packable wares home, right?

[Source: New York Times via Jalopnik]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      crap. what am i gonna do with all these hex-wrenches?!?!?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Doesn't the Ikea store in Brooklyn, New York, USA have a zipcar station there already?
      • 6 Years Ago
      zipcar is doomed.

      I'm glad car sharing is on the rise. But the initial small-time leaders in the marketplace will be crushed by the entry of the likes of Hertz and Ikea.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow, I would have loved to have seen the first car that could be assembled without one bolt or screw.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah but when you need to replace/fix it....