Electrify America announced Thursday a partnership with IKEA in the U.S. to install over 200 ultra-fast chargers to 25 retail locations in 18 states. The first charging locations are expected to open in late 2022 and be completed by the end of 2023.
IKEA will quadruple the total number of EV chargers towards its goal of achieving zero-emission home deliveries by 2025.
“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. “We look forward to continuing to innovate around new ways we can make our everyday lives more sustainable.”
The ultra-fast chargers will be located in 18 states including Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington.
“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. “Through this collaboration, Electrify America, Electrify Commercial and IKEA U.S. are leading a path forward for customers and businesses toward zero-emission transportation.”
Earlier this year, Electrify America announced an agreement with the EV maker VinFast to allow the drivers to use its network of ultra-fast charging stations across the U.S. and also with the automaker KIA.