IKEA Gets It

On the web, you can find several databases of EV charging stations the public may access. IKEA is listed as a generous firm. The store at Winnipeg was listed as having four EV-only parking spots with two J1772 outlets. See them from space… Apparently, IKEA gets it that there are customers who drive electric. Good for them!

UPDATE I discovered in UK IKEA charges money for charging an EV and reimburses customers making purchases the same day. That sounds complicated but whatever works… They charge £6 for a 30-minute charge… That sounds a bit much. In 30 minutes, my Solo would absorb about 16 miles worth of energy. That would pay for about 1/4 of the cost of my trip from my home to IKEA, not that great an inducement. Also, if I wasn’t headed to a particular item in the store, it would take me far longer than 30 minutes to go in and out. The store is huge. I hope they don’t adopt that strategy here. We’ve bought several items from IKEA over the years and we moved it with the gas-guzzler…

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.

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5 Responses to IKEA Gets It

  1. The Wiz wrote, “Robert Pogson, in case you haven’t noticed, all of your “new” posters bear a striking resemblance to the one that you recently banned.”

    Yes, a magical coincidental arrival of new visitors, some even with fake IP-addresses. I have no simple way to ban them except not to approve new posters… I’ll try that.

  2. Wizard Emeritus says:

    “May I remind you that theft is…”

    Dougie, you are about as much a believer as I am a size 32.

    Robert Pogson, in case you haven’t noticed, all of your “new” posters bear a striking resemblance to the one that you recently banned.

    It might be worth cleaning house.

  3. Mohammed Khan wrote, “Complicated? How is that complicated?? A business provides a service, and you as the customer, consume the services and are required to pay for said service.”

    Too many transactions just to make a sale. Further, the guy who just pays for a charge is overpaying. That’s likely to drive customers away. Further, the guy who pays for the charge and then doesn’t find inside what he wants to buy feels cheated. This is not good customer-relations. Better to give visitors a nice warm glow about the generosity of the business. I, for one, am going to buy birdseed and tools and fence-wire at every Peavey Mart I charge at if they are open when I come by with my Solo EV.

    He/She also wrote, “May I remind you that theft is Haraam (forbidden) according to the Quran”.

    Giving is not theft, however. Peavey Mart, Best Western and a bunch of others give free energy to visitors to promote a clean environment, to promote energy-efficiency and to encourage owners of EVs to visit. There are quite a few parking spots that say “EV Only” or such because EVs are the right thing to do.

  4. Mohammed Khan says:

    I discovered in UK IKEA charges money for charging an EV and reimburses customers making purchases the same day. That sounds complicated.

    Complicated? How is that complicated?? A business provides a service, and you as the customer, consume the services and are required to pay for said service. Are you an advocate for theft?

    May I remind you that theft is Haraam (forbidden) according to the Quran. Allah, the Most Exalted, has condemned this action and decreed an appropriate punishment for it. The Hadd [i.e. the legal punishment prescribed by the Sharee’ah (Islamic law)] for a thief is to cut off the thief’s hand.

  5. Grece says:

    What’s the sense in visiting IKEA, you cannot carry any furniture.

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