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Ikea to test electric vehicle stations at some stores

Retail Editor 2 -- Home Textiles Today, July 13, 2011

Conshohocken, Pa. - Ikea will install Blink electric vehicle charging stations at 10 stores in Arizona, California, Oregon and Washington later this year, its first such initiative.
Stores will have at least two stations, and the pilot program between ECOtality and Ikea will last through December 2012.
"We are excited this partnership will make charging stations more accessible to the many people choosing to drive electric vehicles," said Mike Ward, Ikea U.S. president. "Hosting charging stations at Ikea locations known for regional draws furthers our commitment to a smaller carbon footprint and technological opportunities that help protect the environment. This project is part of a global effort to promote the sustainable transport of people."

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