Furniture giant IKEA has revealed plans to assemble a $4.5 million electric truck charging network as part of its drive towards zero-emission deliveries by 2025. The firm announced its investment recently, revealing the network built by Jet Charge would include charging stations at its 10 Australian retail locations as well as its Sydney distribution center. The investment is one of the biggest in electric delivery vehicles to date. The firm’s $4.5 million investment will create the infrastructure to support the electric vehicle fleet; it is necessary because the public EV charging network supports passenger cars and delivery trucks often don’t fit in the parking bays. “This is a really exciting investment and I think it will shift the way other retailers look at their investments supporting the transition,” said Alexandra Kelly of IKEA. “Hopefully, it will inspire change.”

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