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The City of Richmond & Volta to Offer Free Public Electric Vehicle Charging

For the First Time in California, a Local Government is Partnering with Volta to Provide Free Charging for Electric Vehicle Drivers Without Spending Taxpayer Money

RICHMOND, Calif., (July 29, 2020)  The City of Richmond today announced a partnership with Volta, the industry leader in innovative electric vehicle charging networks. Volta will provide the first free electric vehicle charging stations on a public right of way in California that are not funded by taxpayer dollars. The stations are located next to the BART parking garage at 1501 MacDonald Avenue and images of the location are here.

Image courtesy Volta Charging

We are proud to power Volta, whose mission to accelerate electric vehicle adoption aligns well with our city’s priority of cleaner air,” said Tom Butt, Mayor of Richmond, California. “Available infrastructure is a critical factor in the shift towards electrifying transportation and we are eager to equip the Richmond community with utilities that support this shift, beginning with free public electric vehicle chargers at the local BART station.”

Volta’s digital, place-based media allows forward-thinking brand partners to reach high-value audiences in historically unavailable locations, while simultaneously driving the mission of sustainability forward.

Volta is dedicated to making electric vehicle charging more accessible, and we applaud the City of Richmond’s Transportation Services Division for taking the initiative to provide free and convenient stations to its community,” said Scott Mercer, Founder and CEO of Volta. “The additional measure of providing the infrastructure without using taxpayer dollars highlights Richmond’s innovative approach to a cleaner, electrified future and we look forward to giving its residents the experience of free charging.”

The City of Richmond embraces emerging technologies and public-private partnerships that can improve service delivery, meet community needs, and reduce resource consumption, with the potential to foster key quality of life improvements across sectors.

Image courtesy of Kyle Field, CleanTechnica

Featured Image courtesy of Volta Charging

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