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Black & Veatch and Volta Expand Urban EV Charging Networks

Innovative Charging Stations Accelerate EV Adoption, Smart City Deployment

Black & Veatch announced today it is working with Volta, an industry-leading provider of free sponsored electric vehicle charging stations. The two companies are working to significantly expand the Volta network and address the growing need for cost effective, commercially sustainable and scalable smart infrastructure. 

During the past 12 months Volta charging stations have provided the equivalent of 6.74 million electric free miles, displacing 259,000 gallons of gas. Currently deployed in Hawaii, Northern and Southern California, Arizona and Chicago, Illinois, Volta’s urban networks provide communities with technology that drives economic development and enables future connected services.

“More and more cities are accelerating their plans surrounding electrification of transportation to achieve their environmental goals, enhance quality of life and capture real economic benefits,” said Paul Stith, Solution Lead for Black & Veatch’s Smart Integrated Infrastructure practice.

“Black & Veatch is working with Volta to provide free and sustainable smart infrastructure, a key component of the livable, smart city of the future.”

Paul Stith, Solution Lead for Black & Veatch’s Smart Integrated Infrastructure practice

“Volta works with communities to create opportunities for social change,” said Scott Mercer, Founder & CEO of Volta. “Our partners share our vision of using innovation as a catalyst. Black & Veatch’s ability to engineer, implement and deploy smart city solutions on a broad scale enables us to focus on designing and accelerating the network’s growth.”

Over the next 12 months, Volta will deploy 600 more free public charging stations at high traffic, convenient sites selected specifically to drive exponentially greater than industry average utilization, community engagement and outreach; ultimately catalyzing increased EV adoption.

San Francisco-based Volta joins a growing list of industry leaders leveraging Black & Veatch’s ability to execute seamlessly on large-scale, geographically dispersed projects. Black & Veatch’s vehicle charging infrastructure portfolio currently includes more than 163MW of capacity in North America. The company is also supporting the deployment of the largest contiguous DC Fast Charging network in the world.   

The Volta project is being completed by Black & Veatch’s Smart Integrated Infrastructure (SII) business. SII brings together two key elements – intelligent infrastructure that has the ability to communicate and data analytics to provide deep insights into operations that allow for actionable decisions.

Editor’s Notes:

  • Black & Veatch’s 2016 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility report identified charging stations, smart energy and water services, renewable energy and connected services such as transportation as key elements of smart cities. 
  • Visit Black & Veatch at booth #1522 at EVS29.
  • See the Volta charging network at

About Volta
San Francisco-based Volta developed and refined an innovative model to deploy and maintain free, ultra-convenient, public, EV charging urban networks and provide scalable city infrastructure designed to engage citizens and inspire sustainable behavior.  Current networks include San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Honolulu and Chicago. Find us on and on social media.

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