Video: Volta's Electric Vehicle Charging Network × Standardized Designs for Charging Stations “Volta engaged us for our pre-construction, design, engineering and permitting services," said Paul Stith, director of strategy and innovation for Black & Veatch's Transformative Technologies group. “We offered the ability to standardize their designs and bring them to market across the U.S. faster than they could do on their own.” A study released by Bloomberg New Energy Finance in 2017 estimated that electric vehicles will account for 54 percent of all new light-duty vehicle sales globally by 2040, revised up from the 35 percent share previously forecast. Jon MichaelsSenior Vice President of Operations and Supply Chain | Volta Charging I especially like the breadth of Black & Veatch's resources as Volta grows . . . moving to new networks, new cities across the country. It's a very challenging and complex process for us, and knowing that Black & Veatch already has presences in different geographies makes that component of our work that much easier. Free Power for Electric Cars Volta’s innovative infrastructure is leading the way for the future needs of mobility. To create its nationwide network of electric vehicle charging stations, Volta partners with brands to sponsor free charging for all EV drivers. The company offers brands a powerful media platform and marketing tool to reach audiences with desirable demographics. Volta can quickly push out new ads and messages to the digital kiosks by remote control. In a world of distributed energy resources, markets move fast. Black & Veatch works alongside startups at a rapid pace, staging mass deployments over short periods of time. Jon Michaels, senior vice president of operations and supply chain for Volta Charging, said he is excited about where the company might be in five to 10 years. “The transportation space is rapidly changing. You can't pick up a magazine or newspaper and not read about autonomous vehicles, shared vehicles, electric vehicles,” he said. “There are a lot of developments in those areas, and they are starting to converge.” Image Gallery Visit our Mobility page to learn more about smart transportation solutions. 0 Related Insights Five Steps to a Successful NERC-CIP Low-Impact Assessment Recognizing the growing threat that cyber-attacks pose to the national power grid, the U.S. federal government is working to strengthen its protection of our critical infrastructure. To support this effort, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved a NERC-CIP reliability standard that increases protections of less-critical assets. Here are five steps to a successful NERC-CIP low-impact assessment. 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