IKEA To Quadruple #EV Chargers w/ @ElectrifyAm

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

IKEA is collaborating with Volkswagen’s Electrify America in a move that will quadruple the number of electric vehicle chargers across its United States locations.

We understand that the partnership will accommodate both passenger and commercial fleets as Electrify Commercial is also a part of the deal.

IKEA will install more than 200 EV chargers that will be capable of charging speeds between 150 kW to 350 kW. The charging points will be provided by Electrify America, who will install the chargers at 25 locations in 18 states, including Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington.

Javier Quiñones, CEO & Chief Sustainability Officer of IKEA U.S., said “At IKEA, we believe that we must work together with our partners to tackle climate change and create solutions for a greener future. This collaboration with Electrify America will not only bring ultra-fast public chargers to our stores for the first time but it will also help us take a big leap as we work towards our targets to become circular and climate positive,” “We look forward to continuing to innovate around new ways we can make our everyday lives more sustainable.”

IKEA is also implementing a fleet of electric vehicles to deliver furniture to customers, and Electrify Commerical, a subsidiary of Electrify America, will provide more than 225 chargers across the sites to charge these delivery vans. This is the first collaboration between Electrify America and Electrify Commercial, as the two companies have never installed both public and fleet chargers simultaneously on a single project.

IKEA plans to have an entire fleet of zero-emissions home delivery vehicles by 2025. The company also wishes to halve the number of relative emissions from customer and co-worker travel by 2030.

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