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 |  Dec 02 2011, 11:45 AM

Here’s one more reason why it’s great to go to IKEA – the store has installed three Blink Pedestal electric vehicle charging stations at its San Diego, California store.

IKEA is on a mission to be green, and the Swedish retail empire has partnered up with ECOtality, a company that specializes in electric transportation and storage technologies. The San Diego store is the third IKEA location to offer charging stations for EV drivers, so you can charge while you shop for home décor items with funny names. This location also boasts a solar energy system on its roof, so the charging stations are the perfect complement.

To use the EV charging stations, you’ll need a Blink InCard – just swipe and charge. The ECOtality system will be installed in another six IKEA locations in the near future.

[Source: Inhabitat]