Volta Industries To Approach 500 Free-To-Use Charging Stations Across The US In 2014
Volta Industries announced that it recently launched its first 12 charging stations across Arizona in the metropolitan areas of Phoenix and Tucson.
“The stations are available in some of the most visited destinations in Phoenix, including Scottsdale Quarter, Ahwatukee Foothills Towne Center, Paradise Village Gateway and Arrowhead Crossing, as well as Tucson Spectrum in Tucson.”
And you know what? The Volta Network, which by the end of the year should reach 500 charging points, will actually be one of the largest networks in the U.S.
How could this be? Well, the Volta Network is the US’ largest free-to-use network, all thanks to sponsors who showcase the advertisements on both the front and back of the charging kiosk.
All units installed in Arizona, California and Hawaii have a 30A rating, so at 240V up to 7.2 kW of power is possible.
Arden Penton, Volta’s Director of Media and Operations stated:
“We’re so excited about the response to our EV charging network in Arizona. Drivers have embraced the opportunity to charge up for free at these stations, which provide prime advertising space for area businesses. We’re in the process of selecting advertising partners that power up these popular stations; local businesses still have time to reach Arizona’s EV drivers if they act now.”
“Range anxiety is one of the biggest challenges to overcome for those considering an electric car. As our free charging network expands, anxiety decreases and people are more likely to turn to EVs. We want drivers to have charging available easily and conveniently, and so we’re building free-to-use stations where our drivers already visit.”