Linking up to Create an Electrified Experience

Human beings might standout on the back many different things, but if we care to be honest, nothing helps us more than our ability to grow on a consistent basis. You see, when an individual can go ahead and grow under all possible situations; they eventually manage to hit upon some huge milestones along the way. This is proven by whatever we have achieved so far, with one strong piece of testimony coming from an idea called technology. The reason why we give technology a shoutout is largely predicated upon its unprecedented skill-set. Beyond that, however, it also revolves around the manner in which those skills were utilized. In fact, the latter factor really did a lot to realize a spectrum-wide presence for the creation. Now, while taking over the entire scene was a historic achievement in itself, technology will continue to build upon that momentum, therefore pushing us to become a little better every day. This dynamic has only grown more evident over the recent past, and yet a particular collaboration can get it to unlock a completely new level.

IKEA and Electrify America are officially partnering to bring a fast charging EV network to around 25 locations across US. According to certain reports, the partners will install more than 220 individual fast chargers, capable of charging up to 350kW, at IKEA stores in 18 different states. The states in the mix include Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington. For IKEA, the move could prove to be immensely pivotal, considering its goal of achieving zero-emission home deliveries by 2025, and to cut customer and co-worker travel emissions in half by 2030. Mind you, in order to achieve the stated goals, the company is also working alongside Electrify America’s commercial division to install another 225 individual chargers at relevant business sites.

“At IKEA, we believe that we must work together with our partners to tackle climate change and create solutions for a greener future,” said IKEA’s US CEO and Chief Sustainability Officer, Javier Quiñones “We look forward to continuing to innovate around new ways we can make our everyday lives more sustainable.”

Interestingly enough, it’s not the first time we are witnessing a charging station provider linking up with a brick-and-mortar business. Earlier this year, Volvo and ChargePoint formalized an agreement to install charging stations at Starbucks locations across 5 states. There are many more of these collaborations, but we come back to the one in question. The first public chargers are expected to materialize by the end of this year, while the whole project should hit the final mark by the end of 2023.