IKEA Plugs In EV Charging Stations At California Store
The home furnishings retailer installs four Blink Pedestal chargers at its Carson branch, in partnership with ECOtality.
Swedish retailer IKEA has added four Blink Pedestal electric vehicle charging stations at its store in Carson, California. They were plugged in as part of a partnership with ECOtality, a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies and manager of The EV Project, which aims to provide the necessary infrastructure to support the deployment of electric vehicles.
To charge an EV at the Carson branch of IKEA, drivers can pull into a designated parking space, swipe the Blink InCard available from the company’s website, and plug the charger into their vehicle. They can then go shopping or have something to eat in the store while their vehicle is charging up. Maike Buhmann, the store manager at IKEA Carson, said: