IKEA will quadruple the number of DCFCers, a big step toward the IKEA global circular and climate positive goals. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Aug. 11, 2022 At an IKEA store Near you A Ford E-Transit and a Hyundai Ioniq 5 DCFCing on an EA 150 and 350 respectively. How perfect is that? For IKEA to be a climate positive business by 2030, it needs to move beyond the stores, the inventory, and logistics chain to supply its stored worldwide. In that light, the company has begun to implement DCFCing to reduce its customers carbon footprint. How cool is that! This morning, IKEA U.S. announced a collaboration with Electrify America and Electrify Commercial to bring ultra-fast DCFC stations and delivery fleet electric vehicle (EV) charging to over 25 IKEA retail locations throughout the U.S. This joint effort will enable IKEA U.S. to quadruple its total number of EV chargers, which supports the goal of achieving zero-emission home deliveries by 2025 and halving relative emissions from customer and co-worker travel by 2030. In total, there will be more than 200 individual ultra-fast chargers offering the fastest charging speeds available today – 150kW to 350kW – at IKEA retail locations in 18 states including in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington. The first locations are expected to open in late 2022 and be completed by the end of 2023. For its EV delivery fleet, IKEA selected Electrify Commercial, Electrify America’s business unit designed to help deliver turnkey electric vehicle charging solutions, to provide more than 225 individual chargers across the sites. This is the first time Electrify America and Electrify Commercial are installing both public and fleet chargers at the same time for a project. Since opening its first charging station in May 2018, Electrify America has set a rapid pace for its network expansion, opening an average of nearly four stations per week. Currently, Electrify America has more than 800 stations and 3,500 individual chargers open with plans to expand to 1,800 charging stations comprised of 10,000 individual chargers in the United States and Canada by 2026. I can add that if you can pick up a more cost effective and healthier meal anywhere in the country, buy it! While waiting the few minutes for your vehicle to charge, you can walk through the world’s largest furniture store, and eat a great meal for dimes on the dollar compared to anywhere else. The point is to bring more customers into their stores of course. Influencing that visit with onsite Electrify America DCFCers is a benefit. For us.