IKEA offers 278 loading points in Portugal

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Together with Galp, the Swedish furniture chain has created the largest private network of charging stations in Portugal. From north to south, the parking lots offer 278 charging points.

IKEA and Galp joined to create the largest private charging network for electric vehicles in Portugal, installing a total of 278 charging points in the Swedish furniture and decoration chain’s store parking lots. But it is not only the customers of this commercial surface that will be able to recharge their batteries while they go shopping. According to the two companies, IKEA employees and distribution vans are also included in this plan of charging solutions, available in Alfragide, Loures, Loulé, Matosinhos and Braga, as well as in Marshopping Matosinhos and Algarve shopping centers.

This partnership with Galp is aligned with IKEA’s vision and our sustainability strategy to create a healthier and more sustainable everyday life for most people. For us, it is about balancing economic growth with a positive impact on the planet and on people. We want to continue working to inspire more sustainable habits in lifestyle and consumption, promoting the transition to electric mobility for our employees, customers and partners,” says Ana Barbosa, responsible for sustainability at IKEA Portugal.

The charging points provided by Galp to IKEA include 7.4 and 22 kW alternating current (AC) and 60 kW direct current (DC) chargers, thus covering different charging needs. To celebrate this partnership, Galp offers to the users of these chargers, until the end of this month, the portion related to the Charging Point Operator (OPC), which corresponds to the amount that is usually charged for the provision of the charging station, except for the EGME tariff.

“This is the response that the market asks for – given the irreversible trend of electrification of mobility – and it is partnerships like this that honor the commitment we have made in our purpose: we want to regenerate the future together,” stated Galp’s Operations director, Teresa Abecasis, adding that the company “aims to reach 2025 with 10,000 charging points in the Iberian Peninsula.” At the moment, in Portugal alone, Galp already has 2000 operational charging points.

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