Volta Appoints Media Industry Leader Kathy Savitt to Board of Directors

Press Release |February 7, 2019

Volta Charging, the leading purpose-driven media platform, today announced the appointment of marketing and technology veteran Kathy Savitt to its Board of Directors. Savitt, Volta’s first Independent Director, will add additional media and brand expertise to the Board, helping the company expand its industry relationships and market position.

Volta Charging Named Global Cleantech 100 Rising Star Company of the Year

Press Release | January 28, 2019

The Global Cleantech 100 list, an annual guide to the leading companies and themes in sustainable innovation, features the private, independent, and for-profit companies best positioned to solve tomorrow’s clean technology challenges. This year marks the 10th edition of the list, and Volta’s first appointment to the Global 100. At a gala dinner of the Global 100, Volta Charging was also named the Rising Star Company of the Year Award, an award given to the highest-ranked new entrant in the list, which was selected from over 13,000 innovators in more than 90 countries.

Free EV Charging Powers Hawaii Sustainability Leadership

Blue Startups | January 25, 2019

Volta sees higher usage per station in Hawaii than any other state in the country, including California. “One free electric vehicle charging station in Hawaii powers over 35,000 free electric miles per year as customers drive to and from the business.”

Green-Sports Startups: Volta Charging Brings Free EV Charging to Sports Venues

Green Sports Alliance | January 25, 2019

Volta Charging is pioneering free electric vehicle (EV) charging in the U.S. Their business model is to sell video advertising atop charging stations to brands that want to reach high value audiences in high foot-traffic locations. Sports venues, not surprisingly, figure prominently in the San Francisco-based startup’s growth strategy. 

Campaign Heralding Compass’ Expansion Into McLean, Virginia Will Sponsor D.C.-Area EV Charging Stations

Volta Blog | November 8, 2018

Compass, a real estate technology company, today announced the launch of Compass’ Where Technology, Service and Your Home Collide campaign at the Tysons Galleria in McLean, VA. The Campaign, which will run through the end of the year, is designed to underscore Compass’ unique differentiations in the real estate market, particularly in technology. By sponsoring free charging on Volta Charging Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations, COMPASS is demonstrating its commitment to D.C.-area residents, and their environment, by affording them a cleaner and healthier community.

Jaguar Partners With Famous San Fran Brands

MediaPost | October 1, 2018

Jaguar North America, which is kicking off the Jaguar Electrifies Experience national tour in San Francisco Oct. 3-7, is working with local Bay Area vendors to offer attendees at the Experience a selection of food and beverage options from local favorites. To mark the premiere, Jaguar has launched a marketing campaign across San Francisco that includes billboards and branded Volta charging stations.

Volta Joins DPAA

DailyDOOH | August 5, 2018

DPAA, the leading global organization for everything digital out-of-home (DOOH), announced last week that San Francisco-based Volta Charging has joined the association.

Volta Joins DPAA to Help Advance Industry’s Goals

Digital Signage Connection | August 2, 2018

Barry Frey, DPAA President & CEO, said, “Volta is in a great position to capitalize on the growing move toward electric vehicles, which automotive industry forecasters say is going to continue to accelerate in the coming years. The idea of placing digital screens on charging stations adds yet another exciting way our industry engages consumers.”

This Ad-Supported Electric Vehicle Charging Network Wants to Double Its Stations With New Fundraising Round

AdWeek | July 25, 2018

Volta Charging, a San Francisco company that pairs electric charging stations with out-of-home media, has raised $35 million in Series C funding to expand its network of charging stations across the country.

Volta Charging Closes USD 35M Series C Funding Round

DailyDOOH | July 25, 2018

This round of funding is Volta’s largest yet. Participants in Volta’s Series C round include new, as well as returning, investors from the US and Europe. GE Ventures, Orsted Venture, Nautilus Venture Partners, and Idinvest all join as new investors. Virgo Investment Group and Autotech Ventures, among others, also each increased the size of their previous investments, bringing the total now raised by Volta to more than US $60M since the Company’s founding in 2010.

Volta Charging Raises $35 Million In Latest Investment Round

CleanTechnica | July 23, 2018

Volta Charging is an EV charging company with a new approach. Instead of charging drivers to charge, it supplies them with free electricity. How does it do that? By selling advertising on its chargers, which are all located in high traffic retail and residential areas. To date, the company has raised over $60 million from investors since its inception in 2010. It has just completed a new funding round that raised $35 million from investors such as  GE Ventures, Orsted Venture, Nautilus Venture Partners, and Idinvest.

Volta raises $35 million to fuel expansion of its electric vehicle charging network

VentureBeat | July 23, 2018

San Francisco-based Volta Charging today announced that it has raised $35 million as it seeks to rapidly grow its national network of electric vehicle charging stations.

Volta’s ad-supported electric vehicle charging service raises $35 million

TechCrunch | July 23, 2018

There’s probably nothing more 2018 than ad-supported electric vehicle charging, but Volta may be sitting at the intersection of a few trends that could give the company a charge.

Volta Closes $35M Series C Funding Round

Press Release | July 23, 2018

 Volta Charging, a category groundbreaker in mobility infrastructure, today announced the closing of a $35M Series C Funding Round. The round, designed to accelerate the rapid expansion of Volta’s Electric Vehicle (EV) charging and media network, is led by the Invenergy Future Fund, with both the Invenergy Future Fund and Activate Capital assuming Series C Board seats.

Volta Chosen As Finalist in NYCx Climate Challenge

State Scoop | June 15, 2018

As New York City works toward dramatically increasing electric vehicle use, six competition finalists demonstrating new charging technologies were announced by the office of Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday. 

14 Experts Share 2018 EV Predictions

CleanTechnica | March 11, 2018

2017 was the year the question around the future of electric vehicles went from “If?” to “When?” To explore what some of the biggest electric vehicle (EV) trends might be in 2018, CleanTechnica captured the insights and predictions from 14 industry experts including Volta Founder and CEO, Scott Mercer.

WPP's Loom Gets a Charge Out Of Volta, Backs Nationwide Rollout

MediaPost | January 31, 2018

Loom Media, a division of WPP’s tenthavenue unit that describes itself as weaving “brands into the fabric of the city,”  announced a deal with free, ad-supported electric car charging network Volta Charging, to sponsor Volta locations nationwide.

Volta CEO on Why It Might Not Be As Hard As We Thought to Solve EV Charging

Jalopnik | January 10, 2018

Loom Media, a division of WPP’s tenthavenue unit that describes itself as weaving “brands into the fabric of the city,”  announced a deal with free, ad-supported electric car charging network Volta Charging, to sponsor Volta locations nationwide.

Volta, Hubject Partner to Make It Easier to Find a Free Place to Charge Your EV

Jalopnik | January 9, 2018

Finding a spot to charge your electric vehicle in North America may be getting a little bit easier. At CES 2018, software platform Hubject and Volta Charging announced a new partnership that will help make charging stations visible in navigation systems from more than 60 e-mobility service providers across the world, including major auto companies such as Mercedes Benz, Porsche, and the BMW Group.

Macy’s Electric Car Charging Stations Make Their Mark

Coast to Coast | January 2, 2018

Along with electric charging station partner Volta, we recently added locations in the San Francisco market, as well. With expansion to other markets under consideration, we now have 51 electric vehicle charging stations in California. “It’s a trend that’s really gaining momentum, and Macy’s is helping pave the way for a future with less dependence on fossil fuels,” said site planning executive Harry Koehler.

At This Arena, You Can Charge Your Car with Volta While You Watch the Game

Yale Climate Connections | January 1, 2018

It’s an hour before the puck drops at a Blackhawks hockey game at the United Center in Chicago. Cars are jockeying for parking spots and fans sporting red jerseys stream into the arena. On their way, they may pass a few premium parking spaces that double as charging stations for electric vehicles.

Volta CEO Op Ed: With the World Embracing EVs, the U.S. Can’t Afford to Fall Behind

VentureBeat | December 16, 2017

Moving towards cleaner transportation, clean energy, clean building, and investing in related technologies creates good jobs for American workers. Right now, we have a federal government that talks about creating more jobs, while the rest of the world is capitalizing on it. States do not need to wait for the federal government in order to take action. Companies, both inside the Valley and out have a responsibility to tackle this issue.

Free Volta Charging Makes a Serious Business Case 

CleanTechnica | November 11, 2017

Volta introduced free charging for electric vehicles (EV) years ago. And yes, that’s free as in free beer. Still today, there’s a free Volta charging system. Not too many things come free nowadays, but in our recent interview with Scott Mercer, CEO of Volta Charging, we were happy to find that the company is still kicking and making a good business case for free charging.

Phillips Edison & Company Partners with Volta Charging; Launches PECO Grow Campaign

Press Release | November 1, 2017

Phillips Edison & Company (the “Company”) is pleased to announce a partnership with Volta Charging to install no-fee charging stations for electric vehicles at the Rocky Ridge Town Center in Roseville, California. The Volta charging stations support the Company’s sustainability program and PECO Grow, Phillips Edison’s new marketing and economic development initiative that emphasizes a long-term commitment to the communities in which the Company serves. 

Volta Employees Are Rebuilding a Rare 1970s 'Microcar' as a Bonding Exercise

CNBC | October 23, 2017

Company culture-building efforts can range from corny trust falls to lavish retreats. At Volta, a start-up that builds electric vehicle charging infrastructure, employees work on rare cars together, turning them into street-legal electric vehicles.

Volta Enters Ten-Year Agreement with Chicago’s United Center to Bring Free EV Charging to Largest Arena in the United States

Press Release | October 5, 2017

Through Volta’s nationwide network of electric vehicle charging stations, the largest indoor arena in the U.S. and home of the Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Bulls, will offer visitors free charging facilities, supporting the center’s mission to reduce its environmental impact.

Volta Charging Wins 2017 Cynopsis Social Good Award for Best Environmental Initiative

Press Release | March 15, 2017

Volta Charging, the only media platform that powers electric vehicles for free, has won a 2017 Social Good Award in the Awareness and Environmental Initiative category from Cynopsis Media for powering the “Naturally Different” campaign for Arrowhead® Mountain Spring Water. The campaign was developed by Kinetic Worldwide and included advertising placement on Volta’s electric vehicle charging stations to promote Arrowhead® Mountain Spring Water’s commitment to environmental sustainability and stewardship.

Volta CEO Radio Interview: Utilities Want To Plug In More Electric Drivers

NPR Fresh Air | May 23, 2016

Mercer says utilities can help open up under-served markets like apartment buildings but he thinks PG&E’s current proposal would stifle the growth of companies like his. “EV charging is still very much in its early days," he says, "so to hand over to a utility company what is a practical monopoly seems like a very dangerous thing to do."

Volta Charging Delivers Tailored Advertising via the Microsoft Intelligent Cloud Platform

Press Release| April 18, 2016

Volta Charging announced today they have integrated Microsoft Azure within their state-of-the-art electric vehicle (EV) charging network to optimize performance of the growing, free-to-use charging network and deliver powerful solutions to brands seeking greater engagement and targeting capabilities.

An EV Charging Startup Raises $7.5M To Give Away Electricity For Free

Forbes| January 10, 2015

Can charging station owners make good money when electric cars are far from being mainstream? A startup, Volta Industries, decided that securing advertising dollars for each station makes a better business model. Now the company has lined up $7.5 million to prove its case.