Four ABB multi-standard fast chargers installed at IKEA Oslo
IKEA has announced it intends to switch its entire transportation and infrastructure to electric vehicles over the next ~decade, at all 355 stores, over 30 markets.
The Swedish furniture chain has always been a first mover towards electrification, having already taken many proactive steps surrounding the EV charging infrastructure years ago, and now the Swedish company seems to again be raising the bar of sustainability to the ultimate level.
Not only will IKEA's own vehicles at the department stores and offices be electrified, but also the home deliveries vehicles (that belong to third parties) are to be electrified.
IKEA Head of Sustainability Pia Heidenmark-Cook said:
“The initiative concerns our own vehicles at the department stores and offices, but it also includes the partners who take care of our home deliveries. Moreover, we will install charging pods at all department stores to encourage both our employees and customers to switch to electric vehicles,”
“We are also looking at the possibility of investing in companies that promote the transition towards electric cars, or entering long-term partnership to show that this is important,”
source: Business Insider Nordic, hat tip to Brian R!