Volta Charging, an industry leader in commerce-centric electric vehicle (EV) charging networks, has set up 100 brand-sponsored, complimentary charging stations in prime locations across Maryland in the US. The milestone was achieved in partnership with the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) and Giant Food.
Volta Charging equipment incorporates marketing messaging on the charging station’s screens, which allows the public to utilise the chargers at no cost.
This milestone illustrates how State and local governments can successfully work with private entities to support the networked charging infrastructure necessary to enable the growing adoption of EVs.
Volta Charging has received financial assistance for 64 chargers at 22 locations throughout the State and counting via MEA’s Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate Program, which has helped incentivise the deployment of over 5,000 charging stations in residential and commercial locations across Maryland since 2014.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said, “This public-private partnership with Volta Charging and Giant is yet another testament to Maryland’s standing as a national leader in transportation electrification. Expanding access to electric vehicle charging infrastructure is critical to achieving both our emissions reduction and EV deployment goals, while serving the needs of Marylanders and visitors alike.”
Ira Kress, President of Giant Food, said, “We now have 74 Volta kiosks installed at Giant Food locations across our market area. As part of our continued sustainability commitments, we are furthering our actions to reduce carbon emissions through our business practices and key partnerships. We are happy to partner with Volta to provide on-site charging options for our EV customers, and a quick, convenient, and complimentary service that supports their personal efforts to live more sustainably.”
Scott Mercer, Founder and CEO of Volta Charging, said, “We’re proud to work with Maryland Energy Administration to provide greater access to open, reliable and convenient charging infrastructure that underpins the massive shift to electric vehicles. Volta is a key component of Giant Food’s visionary Better Neighbor program focused on building healthy communities today and tomorrow. This relationship allowed us to work together with the State of Maryland to offer alternative fueling solutions for drivers at the places they like to go, while also supporting the goal of wellness and a cleaner environment for all Marylanders.”
Volta Charging’s charging stations – which feature large, eye-catching digital displays – provide an optimal content viewing experience for drivers who plug in their vehicles when and where they shop. Volta media charging stations offer brands a dynamic content experience, including activation and engagement opportunities.