Wondering how to charge your EV for free? Look no further than Volta

Volta EV’s free charging stations will be available in drug stores and grocery stores across the country. It has recently partnered with Walgreens to add over 1,000 units to its parking lots.
Written by Serena Aburahma
Reviewed by Kathleen Flear
Jun 17, 2022
There has been an increase in the number of new
electric vehicles
on the road in the recent past, and
second-hand EVs are becoming popular
. However, most EV owners are worried about the few charging stations and the cost of charging their vehicles.
Fortunately, charging companies like Volta are upping their game by adding charging stations around the country and making access to power a lot easier.
Jerry
explores upcoming projects from the company and their benefits to vehicle owners.

When were Volta EV charging stations constructed?

According to
ChargeHub
, Volta Industries LLC develops and installs EV charging stations across the country for free charging. It opened its doors in 2010 in San Francisco. 
Five years later, it opened and installed over 110 charging stations in parking lots across Los Angeles, Honolulu, Illinois, Phoenix, San Diego, and Chicago, among other areas.
All the charging stations are installed using a universal connector. From 2016 through 2017, it established an additional 600 units with the help of Black & Veatch, a specialist firm in creating smart charging systems. 
This infrastructure does not require any membership to access Level 2 Volta EV charging stations, nor do they need credit cards to connect with any.
Accessing the Volta Level 2 charging station is free. The company installs them at easily reachable places. It uses a sponsorship model where it joins hands with organizations to install and maintain the charging service. 
Some of the sponsors that have worked with the company include Oakland Athletics, Whole Foods, and Sungevity.

Volta EV charging stations will be available at Walgreens

According to
Engadget
, there will be Volta EV charging stations at Walgreens drug stores across the state. 
The EV charging network has joined hands with the drug store to install over 1000 DC fast-charging stalls across over 500 Walgreen stations. Their relationship started in 2019 when Volta installed charging stations in 49 Walgreens stores.
This project aligns with Walgreens' plan to support efforts to reduce emissions from vehicles and make the world a cleaner place. According to Volta CEO and founder, Scott Mercer, Walgreen is a perfect partner for the
faster forms of charging
when one takes into consideration the amount of time a shopper spends in the store. 
He said the next stage of the company's work would be to install convenient and quick-charging units tailored to the customers' shopping experiences.

The stores are great locations for Volta EV charging stations

The idea of having EV charging units at drug stores and groceries is a novel idea since EV vehicle owners can charge while grabbing some groceries.
Besides, as many people find charging stations around them, they will consider buying an EV. Volta EV charging stations are a step in the right direction.
It is expected that similar charging stations will appear across the country as the Biden administration releases $5 billion to improve the EV charging infrastructure before
charging when driving becomes a reality
In the meantime, EV drivers can enjoy free charging at any Level 2 charging station from Volta as they shop.

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