Get ready for your shortest walk-through of an Ikea store, because the fast charging EV network is coming to more than 25 Ikea locations in the US.
Ikea stores in 18 different states will be equipped with 220 individual fast chargers that can charge up to 350 kilowatts. By the end of the year, the first public charging station will be located.
The collaboration with Electrify America will allow Ikea to bring ultra-fast public chargers to its stores for the first time, as well as help us take a big leap towards becoming circular and climate positive. The company plans to fullyelectrify its delivery by the year 2025.
Ikea customers and employees have more incentive to drive electric vehicles
In order to support its electric delivery plans, Ikea is working with Electrify America's commercial division. Ikea and the public stations want to give more incentives to drive electric vehicles. Ikea had installed Blink Level 2 charging stations at many of their stores.
There are partnerships between charging station providers and brick and mortar businesses. Last month, there was news of GM building a coast-to-coast charging network at Pilot and Flying J truck stops, and earlier this year, Volvo and ChargePoint announced charging stations at Starbucks locations in five states. The Biden administration gave states new guidelines to award EV infrastructure contracts that make charging convenient, affordable, and accessible for the public.
More than 800 stations are operated by the charging subsidiary of the VW automotive group in the US and Canada. The company hopes to add another 1,000 stations by the end of the decade. You can find stations in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington state.