Mia Oppelstrup: Her Data-Driven Journey

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“Being able to come into work every day and pull up my dashboard to see how many millions of free electric miles we’ve powered across the United States for absolutely zero-emission vehicles is inspiring.”

The origin story of Mia Oppelstrup’s data and analytics journey began with a passion for the planet. “I’ve dedicated my career to doing everything I can to fight climate change.” Mia was drawn to Volta because of its mission—to inspire an electric vehicle revolution. Working at Volta aligns with her own desire to create a greener, cleaner future for the planet.

Beyond collaboration

Mia credits Volta with accelerating her career, while also taking it in an unexpected and fulfilling direction. When she started two years ago, Volta had a much smaller team. Despite its numbers, they thrived because the culture always went “beyond collaboration.” Mia partnered with the head software engineer to dig into the data and extract business insights. Through this process, Mia says she discovered her inner data nerd, which led to her becoming a Business Intelligence Manager at Volta today.

Leveraging data 

The Volta team has quadrupled in size since the company took off. Volta partnered with Sigma Computing, a data analytics company, to understand all the data that came with the explosive growth. “With Sigma we immediately saw a 90% reduction in engineering time required for reporting to our site partners,” said Mia. Partnering with Sigma also gave ongoing human support and training from real engineers, while helping Volta refine its data approach to target goals more effectively.

 Volta recently surpassed 50 million free electric vehicle miles. Proof for Mia that her data-driven journey with Volta is headed in the right direction and truly making a lasting difference.

To learn more about Mia’s journey check out this video from Sigma.

Faster Than Ever. Still Free.

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Another reason to drive electric

Electric vehicle drivers rolling into Volta stations will soon start to discover DC fast chargers alongside the tried-and-true Level 2 stations. As part of the first and only free, public-access DC fast charging network in the country, these new stations deliver up to 175 miles of driving range in just 30 minutes. Electric vehicle drivers aren’t the only ones taking notice. Check out Cheddar and Engadget to see the buzz Volta is creating in the news.

Not just fast, perfect for multitasking

“Imagine getting the equivalent of seven gallons of gas free every time you visit your local shopping center,” said Scott Mercer, Volta’s Founder and CEO. For the first time, you’ll be able to experience the satisfaction of quick and free charging at the places where you already spend your time. So you can charge up while you stock up on a few groceries, or enjoy some quick retail therapy while waiting for traffic to die down.

Coming to a location near you

The inaugural DC fast charging stations opened at the SoNo Collection in Norwalk, Connecticut in October.  After that, Volta will bring 150 chargers to locations where drivers need them most in major metropolitan areas, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Washington, D.C.  Of course, that’s just the beginning.

Only Volta

Volta maintains the only charging network that is free to electric vehicle drivers and always conveniently located. As the industry leader in innovative electric vehicle charging networks, Volta has already delivered over 50 million free electric miles and we will continue to evolve with the fast-paced technology of the electric vehicle market, while focusing on what you, the driver wants.

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Volta Appoints Media Industry Leader Kathy Savitt to Board of Directors

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Former Yahoo CMO Will Serve as the First Independent Director For National EV Charging and Media Network

Media Industry Leader Kathy Savitt Joins Volta Board of Directors

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.

Savitt previously served as Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Media at Yahoo where she led the brand’s worldwide marketing, customer experience, and editorial teams including Yahoo News, Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Finance and Yahoo’s content and media partnership strategy. She
is currently a founding partner at Perch Partners, a global strategic advisory firm for Fortune 500 and venture-backed start-ups.
“I am proud to join the Board leadership of Volta Charging,” said Kathy Savitt. “The Company has made rapid, impressive strides with consumers, media, real estate and investment partners. I look forward to supporting Volta as it scales and grows globally.”

Volta has developed a network of the country’s most utilized electric vehicle charging stations. By installing chargers in high-traffic locations in top media markets and partnering with advertisers to sponsor the service, Volta EV chargers are available to both drivers and real estate hosts without cost. Volta operates operate nationwide in nearly all of the top 10 media markets, in addition to its initial launch market, Hawaii. Recent advertisers on Volta’s network include Facebook, Netflix, Jaguar and Nissan, among others.

Before joining Yahoo, Savitt served as CEO of Lockerz, a company she founded in 2009 with the mission of revolutionizing the way Generation Z discovers and consumes content and products. Prior to Lockerz, she also held the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
at American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., where she ran both the global marketing efforts of the company’s portfolio of brands and the digital and e-commerce channels. Savitt also served as Vice President of Strategic Communications, Content and Entertainment Initiatives for Amazon.com, spearheading the development of Amazon’s first original entertainment initiatives.

“Kathy is not only a recognized authority in media and marketing, but a visionary as well,” said Scott Mercer, Founder and CEO, Volta Charging. “She has consistently been on the cutting edge of media and technology, first at Amazon, then at Yahoo. We can’t wait to put her insights to use as we change the way brands think about media, and the way drivers think about the planet.”

Savitt is currently is a board member of Picket (PropTech for residential real estate), Hey Charlotte (Subscription-based social network) and Flippable (data-driven, people-powered movement to restore democracy). A graduate of Cornell University, she has also served on several public boards including Alaska Air Group and Build-A-Bear Workshop over the past 15 years.