The Spanish energy provider Iberdrola has signed a cooperation agreement with Swedish furniture giant Ikea to set up more than 50 EV charging stations at Ikea stores across Spain by the end of next year.
Construction is set to begin this month at the stores in Málaga, Badalona and Saragossa. Parallel to the store upgrades, the Ikea headquarters in San Sebastián de los Reyes and its logistics centre in Valls (Tarragona) will receive the first wave of charging stations.
The agreement is part of Iberdrola’s plans to transition towards mobility and transport electrification. The Spanish energy provider plans to have set up a total of 25,000 charging stations for EVs in Spain by 2021. 16,000 of these will be set up at private domiciles and apartment blocks, with the other 9,000 will be installed at businesses. The plan also includes the construction of high speed chargers. The goal is to set up charging facilities at least every 100 km along major highways and corridors in Spain.