Volta Opens Its First Two Charging Stations On Maui
JUN 9 2014 BY MARK KANE
Volta Industries recently installed its first two charging points on Maui, at Whalers Village in Lahaina.
In total, Volta has nearly 70 charging stations in Hawaii, California and Arizona (typically AC Level 2). The company set an ambitious goal is to have by the end of this year 500 free EV charging stations.
According to Volta, the stations provide approximately 20 to 25 miles worth of range per hour of charging. To install them and maintain them as free to use, Volta is looking for sponsors:
“Local companies purchase a sponsorship of stations, which showcase the sponsor on both the front and back of the charging kiosk. At Whalers Village, Maui’s Browning Family is the first sponsor to launch with Volta.”
Maui already has 441 registered plug-in cars. In total, Hawaii has almost 2,500 plug-in vehicles.
Arden Penton, director of media and operations for Volta stated:
“We’re so excited to be on Maui, and mahalo to the EV driving community for their tremendous response to these new stations. EV drivers on Maui have expressed that they want more stations. We’re actively scouting potential sites and exploring further properties to install. By providing a free service, we hope that the local community will see that going electric is actually possible.”
Lisa Donlon, Whalers Village marketing manager remarked:
“Whalers Village is proud to partner with Volta Industries LLC in its expansion of free-to-use EV charging stations in Hawaii. Whalers Village is conveniently located in the heart of Kāʻanapali Beach Resort. We offer a prime location to service electric car drivers and, as important, our location provides excellent visibility to help raise awareness about the growing use of electric cars on Maui.”