IKEA make a point over electric cars

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IKEA Milton Keynes will be lending a hand to electric car drivers this Christmas with the installation of ‘rapid charging points’.

Working with car manufacturer Nissan and energy provider Ecotricity, the charging points will be installed by next month and will see an electric car charged from empty to 80 per cent in just 30 minutes.

Currently there are 22 charging points in the city, capable of charging two cars at once.

Joanna Yarrow, Head of Sustainability at IKEA UK and Ireland, said: “We believe that electric vehicles have a significant part to play in a more sustainable future.

“We know our customers want to live more sustainably and that extends to how they get to and from our stores.

“By installing more charging points and strengthening the infrastructure nationally, we believe that we can start to tackle one of the major barriers to using electric cars, which is the fear of not finding a convenient place to charge the car.”

Customers can find out when the new rapid chargers are available by visiting the Ecotricity website at www.ecotricity.co.uk