Tesla set the bar high with free charging for many years. Now comes Volta Charging, a company that aims to build a network of high-speed chargers for all EVs that are free for the first 30 minutes. They’d be in upscale locations that meet Volta’s standards and supported by advertising, including on signage near the DC fast chargers.
The typical motorist would pick up 175 miles of driving from the half-hour charge. The user then decides to complete the charge on their own nickel, or disconnect and drive for a couple more days. Volta already has a series of Level 2 (240-volt) charging stations in and around a dozen major metro areas. The first DC fast-charge station will be in Norwalk, Connecticut, along I-95 linking New York City and Boston.
One of the biggest arguments against the rollout of electric vehicles is they require charging facilities and not everyone who owns a car has control over the environment in which they park. There is also the question of where all the electricity is going to come from to supply electric vehicles. Much more generating capacity is going to be required to support the sector and companies are already under pressure to keep up with demand as coal is sidelined and the grid ages.Click HERE to subscribe to Fuller Treacy Money Back to top