IKEA Partners with Electrify America for EV Charging Stations at Stores
IKEA and Electrify America announced today a collaboration that will see electric vehicle (EV) charging stations installed across 25 retail locations in the United States.
According to IKEA, this new partnership will allow the retailer to quadruple total EV chargers at its stores in the U.S.
“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,” said Javier Quiñones, CEO & Chief Sustainability Officer, IKEA U.S., in a statement. “We look forward to continuing to innovate around new ways we can make our everyday lives more sustainable.”
IKEA says over 200 ultra-fast chargers at speeds from 150 kW to 350 kW will be installed at IKEA stores in 18 states: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington.
The first locations with these Electrify America chargers are expected to open in late 2022 and be completed by the end of 2023.
IKEA says Electrify Commercial will allow the retailer to charge its EV delivery fleet, and offer over 225 individual chargers at the upcoming sites. This marks the first time both Electrify America and Electrify Commercial are installing public and fleet chargers at the same time for a project.
“We are excited to establish both public and commercial fleet charging stations with IKEA – a brand that shares our goal of a more sustainable future,” said Giovanni Palazzo, president and CEO of Electrify America, in a statement. “Through this collaboration, Electrify America, Electrify Commercial and IKEA U.S. are leading a path forward for customers and businesses toward zero-emission transportation.”
Electrify America currently has more than 800 stations and 3,500 individual chargers open, and it plans to hit 1,800 stations and 10,000 chargers in the U.S. and Canada by 2026.
Earlier this month, Tesla North reported Elon Musk’s company will be installing one of the first Superchargers at an IKEA in North America, in Portland, Oregon. At the time, the permit also showed an Electrify America station was planned for the site.