IKEA is installing fast charger facilities for electric cars at all its locations in Norway starting with Slependen and Ringsaker. Other IKEA locations will get fast chargers next year.
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Swedish furniture maker IKEA has grown to include solar panels in select stores, and now it is adding electric bikes to its maze-like aisles as well.
Given an hour, you can turn that semi-organized jumble of parts up there into a flat pack electric car that’s perfect to take down to the local store.
In a few short months, flat-packed solar panels will be sold at all 17 IKEA stores in the United Kingdom, and if the panels prove to be a hot seller, they could even find their way into American stores soon.
We’re a flat-pack generation, but we still want to feel like we have something cool, stylish, and uniquely “us” whenever we make a big purchase. If Dutch artist Jurgen Kuipers gets his way, we’ll soon have a cool, stylish, flat-back bicycle with plenty of opportunities to customize the thing and make it uniquely ours. Jurgen’s calling his “IKEA bicycle” design the Sawyer Cycles chopper, and it’s brilliant!
The traditional model of conventional automakers is being turned on its head by upstarts like Tesla Motors and tech companies like Google. The world is changing at a rapid pace, and unlikely allies are forming in between the automotive sector and other industries. One day you could end up in a self-driving Ford Taurus by IKEA.
he Sandwichbike was introduced during the 2013 Salone del Mobile, with promises that the company will start producing the bikes sometime this year. Made from two wooden panels, this renewable-material and fully-recyclable bicycle was “inspired” by IKEA’s concept of flat packing products for home assembly to keep retail costs down.
Ikea, the world’s largest furniture retailer with a demonstrated interest in sustainability and environmental responsibility, has partnered with ECOtality, Inc. to bring Blink EV charging stations to 10 cities throughout the western United States by Fall 2011. ECOtality will be in charge of installation and “ongoing charger operations”; IKEA’s role is to prepare the host […]