Mer is fully owned by Statkraft, a company with over 125 years of experience within renewable energy production. The agreement is of considerable value and secures Mer, which late last autumn also won a major contract with Deutschlandnetz, gaining a solid position in the German market.

As a result of this partnership, Mer will install and operate over 1,000 EV charging points for customers, employees and last-mile delivery vans in 54 of Ikea’s stores and other locations in Germany.

Mer's charging stations will have an average of 19 charging points per location at Ikea stores. In addition to being available to customers, employees and delivery vehicles, all electricity supplied will be 100% renewable energy that will be provided through guarantees of origin. The first charging station is planned for spring 2025 and the two companies plan to expand their offerings as needed.

Continuous improvement of energy efficiency concepts and more environmentally friendly production of products and packaging are high up on Ikea's agenda. Now the company also want to take action together with Mer to reduce emissions resulting from transport to and from its warehouses.

"We are proud to make electric mobility accessible to even more people with the newly emerging charging network," says Walter Kadnar, managing director and chief sustainability officer, of Ikea Germany. #

It is not only in Germany that Ikea relies on Mer's expertise. Back in spring 2023, the two companies announced a joint charging infrastructure partnership in the United Kingdom. This project is one of the largest roll-outs for last-mile charging infrastructure in the region.