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Solution by: Volta Industries

Free Electric Car Charging Networks  With the motto, “Full charge for no charge,” Volta provides free EV charging financed by advertisements on the charging stations.

TE C LI M A IT F E BEN

The Volta Network is USA’s largest free-to-use electric vehicle car charging network. Advertisements on the front and back of the charging stations finance the chargers, so drivers can charge for free at shopping centers, while retail businesses get a free amenity to attract more customers.

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SOCIAL The charging stations are conveniently located at shopping malls, parks, and city centers, making EV charging easy and accessible.

THE TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE

ENVIRONMENTAL As free charging networks expand, drivers are more likely to turn to electric vehicles, which would reduce air pollution.

Volta installs the stations and provides maintenance and technical support, while advertisers are able to reach customers just before they shop. In total, Volta has installed 104 units in Arizona, California, Hawaii, and other states. The company plans to greatly increase this number in the coming years. WHY A SUSTAINIA100 SOLUTION? More than 200,000 EV’s have been sold in USA. In order to achieve the 2° C target, global EV sales need to grow by 80% per year until 2025.1 Volta’s accessible and free charging stations encourage the switch to electric vehicles.

ECONOMIC The charging network save users money, as they do not have to pay for the electricity that fuels their cars.

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USA

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USA

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IEA. “Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2014.” 2014.

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