Ikea have free electric car charging while you shop - Minimum spend of £6 in store is required
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Ikea have free electric car charging while you shop - Minimum spend of £6 in store is required

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Found 7th Dec
Ikea will charge your car free while you shop good deal if you don't mind visiting Ikea it's rapid charging so car charge for example Nissan Leaf or an outlander from empty to full in half an hour

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It's not like IKEA to be thinking out the box

Voted Hot.

Don't forget to have your free Family Card coffee in the restaurant while you're charging. (Mon - Fri, iirc.)

Is this different to their regular policy of refunding your charge on production of a receipt for your shopping?

They had this two years ago when I last went

I read you get £6 off in-store, regardless of what the charge cost? Eg. £3 charge gets a £6 refund.

It’s a brilliant idea, apart from that the one by mine don’t work. Turned up the other day and seen the sign, brilliant!

Sat and downloaded the app, signed up to ecotricity, registered all my details, signed in, scanned the qr and “sorry this station is out of use”...

Left the car in the space thinking I’ll check the app every so often and come back when it’s working to plug in and go have a cup of tea... it never came online and still shows offline now 2 weeks later

You pay £6 and get a £6 credit to spend in-store on the day. Now I wonder if that will change as Ecotricity have changed their tariff in the past few days? Essentially they've increased the cost in anticipation of the larger batteries coming through so that you pay more if you charge an above 22/24KWh battery. 'Fuel' prices increasing, who'd have thought that would happen?

This is discrimination! They should fill my car with free petrol when I go there.

Its Not Free.Also rang Customer services who confirmed it's not free and subject to below.

ikea.com/gb/…ng/


IKEA customer offer

After you have charged your electric vehicle on an IKEA site, why not come into the IKEA store and enjoy a £6 discount off your total shop?

All you have to do is show your Ecotricity email receipt (which you will receive after your 45 minute charge) at the checkouts and £6 will be deducted from your total spend*. The discount can only be redeemed in store on the day of the vehicle charge.

*Terms and conditions:

1. Your electric vehicle email receipt can only be redeemed for the £6 discount on the day of the electric vehicle charging on an IKEA UK site. Proof of date of electric vehicle charge is required.

2. The £6 discount cannot be used towards purchases from IKEA Shop Online, IKEA Swedish Food Market, IKEA gift cards, IKEA Bistro, IKEA Restaurant or IKEA services including but not limited to Home Delivery, Installation, Assembly, and Kitchen Planning.

3. Your electric vehicle email receipt can only be used once per customer, per transaction.

4. Minimum spend of £6 in store is required to redeem this offer.

5. Your electric vehicle email receipt must be presented at the time of purchase at the IKEA checkouts.

6. IKEA Limited reserves the right to refuse any electric vehicle email receipt that we reasonably believe has not been validly obtained or has been obtained fraudulently.

7. Your electric vehicle email receipt is non-refundable and non-transferable.

8. Your electric vehicle email receipt has no cash value and no change will be given.

9. IKEA Limited reserves the right to withdraw and discontinue this offer at any time without prior notice.

10. IKEA Limited reserves the right to modify these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice.

11. This offer and these terms and conditions are governed by English law and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of English courts.


Edited by: "Boz" 7th Dec

TherealChuckNorris2 h, 14 m ago

Is this different to their regular policy of refunding your charge on …Is this different to their regular policy of refunding your charge on production of a receipt for your shopping?


No. Same deal. I always charge, spend loads in ikea then forgot to get charge refunded lol

Free in Asda..... why even spent £6?

I’ve been doing this for ages.

Firstly these are the “proper” fast charge points like you see on motorways. The ones in the likes of Asda are not fast charge and whilst better than plugging in at home still take several hours to charge to 90%. These ones do in 25 minutes give or take.

Secondly you you do have to pay and the Ecotricity price structure changed quite a few months back now. Generally unless you’ve got a huge battery it costs less that £6 but the barcode they use to knock it off your shop takes £6 anyway. No minimum spend and let’s face it you always buy something from Ikea!

It did used to be completely free but they changed it most likely because it was abused by people who just went and sat in their car to do a free charge. Mainly the Mitsubishi PHEVs from my experience so people with a “true” electric car have to wait as they have no choice but to charge up!

Seems that new Ecotricity tariff (no connection charge but 30p /KW) comes in Jan 18.
Edited by: "Tenex" 7th Dec

Tenex14 m ago

Seems that new Ecotricity tariff (no connection charge but 30p /KW) comes …Seems that new Ecotricity tariff (no connection charge but 30p /KW) comes in Jan 18.


Or 15p for Ecotricity customers. Makes a 10 mins quick charge economical, which wasn't the case before.
At 15p /KW it's not that much more expensive than charging at home so you can just top up whenever there is a charger about.

At 15p it also makes it economical for people who don't have off street parking to run an electric car.

Don't bother at Ikea Bristol. The charger is always hogged by the same Nissan Leaf, every time I visit, on different days and times. So I suspect it's someone working there so just parks up for their cheap drive home. Pointless really.

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timbobber55 m ago

Don't bother at Ikea Bristol. The charger is always hogged by the same …Don't bother at Ikea Bristol. The charger is always hogged by the same Nissan Leaf, every time I visit, on different days and times. So I suspect it's someone working there so just parks up for their cheap drive home. Pointless really.


Please inform Ikea instore or failing that head office if they don't know they won't do anything about it.

singhisking6813 h, 48 m ago

Free in Asda..... why even spent £6?



Our local asda typically has a Diesel Golf TDi or old peugeot 307 parked in the electric car charge spaces by lazy sods that cant be bothered to walk accross the car park

118luke4 h, 24 m ago

Our local asda typically has a Diesel Golf TDi or old peugeot 307 parked …Our local asda typically has a Diesel Golf TDi or old peugeot 307 parked in the electric car charge spaces by lazy sods that cant be bothered to walk accross the car park


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