Ladepunkt IKEA Einrichtungshaus. Foto: Mer Germany

IKEA-Mer cooperation: over 1000 new charging points across Germany

There are already charging points in the parking lots of IKEA stores that are powered by green electricity and enable CO2 savings of almost 4,000 tons per year. In cooperation with the charging solution provider Mer, the charging infrastructure will be expanded throughout Germany in all 54 IKEA stores and other IKEA locations by 2028, creating over 1000 charging points with the potential to save around 71,000 tons of CO2 annually. This corresponds to the emissions of 395,000,000 kilometers driven by a diesel vehicle – the distance from Munich to Stockholm could be covered 247,000 times.

Planning will begin for the first six IKEA stores in Bielefeld, Bremen, Chemnitz, Freiburg, Kaarst and Mannheim. The first new charging points are expected to be available from the beginning of 2025. They will be powered by 100 percent green electricity from renewable energy sources and will be accessible almost everywhere around the clock.

Wide range of offers for emission-free mobility from IKEA

The extensive expansion of the charging infrastructure is just one part of IKEA’s commitment to mobility: IKEA plans to use locally emission-free delivery vehicles for last-mile deliveries by the end of the 2025 financial year. Emissions from employee and customer mobility are also to be reduced: We want to halve these by 2030. The provision of an adequate charging infrastructure at our locations, which has now been initiated, is the prerequisite for achieving these goals.

Some IKEA stores also offer their customers other attractive offers at a local level: IKEA Karlsruhe has battery charging lockers for e-bike batteries. At IKEA Freiburg, customers can rent an electric vehicle free of charge to transport furniture home. Six stores offer electric cargo trailers for hire (IKEA Berlin-Spandau, IKEA Freiburg, IKEA Hamburg-Altona, IKEA Karlsruhe, IKEA Magdeburg, IKEA Osnabrück). Customers can borrow e-cargo bikes from nine stores (IKEA Braunschweig, IKEA Dortmund, IKEA Hamburg-Altona, IKEA Hamburg-Moorfleet, IKEA Hanau, IKEA Karlsruhe, IKEA Magdeburg, IKEA Osnabrück, IKEA Wuppertal).

As part of our holistic sustainability agenda, IKEA has set itself the task of becoming a circular company with a positive climate footprint and halving our carbon footprint by 2030. In order to achieve these goals and further reduce our emissions in our own business operations, we see mobility in particular as a major lever. An important milestone has been reached: since 2020, IKEA in Germany has been generating more renewable energy than it consumes in its entire operations.

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12.03.2024   |  

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