IKEA Las Vegas Plugs-In 3 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations; 14th IKEA Store in U.S. to Complete Installation of Units

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced it
has installed three Blink® electric vehicle (EV) charging
stations at its Las Vegas, Nevada store as part of a partnership with
Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI),
the owner of the Blink Network and Blink EV charging stations, and the
largest provider of EV charging services with thousands of public EV
charging stations in 36 states and two countries.

“Installing EV charging stations at IKEA Las Vegas reinforces our
commitment to sustainability,” said store manager Amy Jensen. “Being a
sustainable retailer includes a focus on the sustainable transport of
people and empowering our customers to live sustainably too. So,
accommodating the needs of EV drivers meets both goals.”

To charge an EV at IKEA Las Vegas, drivers can tap their Blink InCard
(RFID card) to the reader below the screen, initiate the session
directly from the Blink Mobile application, or use a guest code provided
via the Blink Mobile app, www.BlinkCode.com,
or Blink Customer Support (888-998-2546). Once the session is initiated,
drivers can plug the charger into the EV, and then shop and eat at their
leisure in the IKEA store while the vehicle is charging. EV drivers can
become a Blink member, which is free and typically provides discounted
charging fees at Blink EV charging stations. More information about how
to use the Blink EV charging stations and becoming a Blink Member is
available at blinknetwork.com.

IKEA, drawing from its Swedish heritage and respect of nature, believes
it can do good business while minimizing impacts on the environment.
Globally, IKEA evaluates locations regularly for conservation
opportunities, integrates innovative materials into product design,
works to maintain sustainable resources, and flat-packs goods for
efficient distribution. Specific U.S. sustainable efforts include:
recycling waste material; incorporating environmental measures into the
actual buildings with energy-efficient HVAC and lighting systems,
recycled construction materials, skylights in warehouse areas, and
water-conserving restrooms; and operationally, eliminating plastic bags
from the check-out process, and selling only LED bulbs. Consistent with
the goal of being energy independent by 2020, IKEA has installed more
than 700,000 solar panels on buildings across the world and owns
approximately 300 wind turbines, including 104 in the U.S.

Located on 26 acres along the northern side of the 215 Beltway at S.
Durango Drive, near Sunset Road in Clark County, the 351,000-square-foot
IKEA Las Vegas opened May 18, 2016, and employs approximately 300
coworkers. In addition to 10,000 exclusively designed items, this IKEA
store presents 43 inspirational room-settings, three model home
interiors, a supervised children’s play area, and a 450-seat restaurant
serving Swedish specialties such as meatballs with lingonberries and
salmon plates, as well as American dishes. Other family-friendly
features include a ‘Children’s IKEA’ area in the Showroom, baby care
rooms, play areas throughout the store, and preferred parking. Also,
IKEA installed Nevada’s largest single-use commercial rooftop solar
array on the store. The store also is the second U.S. IKEA store to open
with only LED lighting for sale, and for use inside and outside the

Since its 1943 founding in Sweden, IKEA has offered home furnishings of
good design and function at affordable prices. There are currently more
than 380 IKEA stores in 48 countries, including 42 in the U.S. IKEA has
been ranked among “Best Companies to Work For” and, as further
investment in its coworkers, has raised its own minimum wage twice in
two years. IKEA incorporates sustainability into day-to-day business and
supports initiatives that benefit children and the environment. For more
information see IKEA-USA.com,
or IKEAUSA on Facebook,
and Pinterest.


Local Contact: Laiyla Bass
396-4462, x 1336