IKEA Canada adds 25 EV chargers to Ontario, Québec stores

IKEA Canada announced 25 additional electric vehicle charging stations at five of its stores in Ontario and Québec, representing yet another example of a retailer outside the automotive industry feeling the effects of global electrification efforts.

The company secured $300,000 from Natural Resources Canada’s Zero Emissions Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP) in 2022 to install the EV chargers. The home furnishing giant also invested more than $305,000 to install charging stations at several of its IKEA stores.

“Through the ZEVIP program, we were able to accelerate our investment in the long-term future of our business, our fulfillment network, and our partnerships with transport service providers which use zero-emission delivery vehicles,” said Crystal Rasa, Head of Fulfilment Sourcing at IKEA Canada, in a statement.

The company, which said it was named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers by Mediacorp Canada for the 15th consecutive year, pointed to its ongoing commitment to reducing its environmental impact in Canada.

“As Canada’s largest home furnishing retailer, we believe it’s our responsibility to have a positive impact on people and the planet, and that we are big enough to make a difference,” said Helene Loberg, Country Sustainability Manager at IKEA Canada, in a statement.

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