IKEA has announced that it will install fast charger facilities at all its stores in Norway. Recently Norway’s climate and environment minister, Vidar Helgesen, and Christina Bu, general secretary of the Norwegian EV Association, were on hand for a ribbon cutting ceremony for the first fast charging station at the IKEA store in Slependen. IKEA also has installed fast charger equipment at its Ringsaker store and will add more to its locations in Trondheim, Bergen and Kristiansand next year. Stavenger will join the list when a new warehouse under construction there is finished. A fast charger in Norway are known as a Speedloader.
“I’m impressed by IKEA, not only because they open charging stations, but because this work is part of a more general sustainability thinking. I hope more companies are going after and thus facilitate it in 2025 is only zero-emission cars sold in Norway,” said Helgesen. He also took the opportunity to call on the company to lower the emissions from its fleet of delivery vans and heavy trucks. Perhaps IKEA could take a page from Deutsche Post which decided to build its own electric delivery vans after no traditional car companies were interested in the project.
The facility at the Slependen IKEA store has four fast charger stations and four flex charges. It is operated by Fortum Charge & Drive. Drives can pay to charge via a smartphone app or by using a Fortum or EV Society account. :We are proud to expand IKEA charging stations at all its stores. Now it gets even a little easier for people to choose electric cars,” says Jan Haugen, manager of Fortum Charge & Drive.