Volta Marks Extensive Fleet Industry for Electrification Growth

Volta seeks out fleet managers with a new product designed specifically for commercial fleets to switch to electrification. The strategic move is based on the sheer volume of commercial-owned vehicles and the need to electrify.

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Electric vehicles see continued growth in popularity as consumers and companies alike seek sustainable characteristics in their lives and operations. EV charging network Volta looks to capitalize on this growth, and leans into the commercial fleet industry with a new product in light of one in five vehicles in the United States being owned by a company. The new product, PredictEV Fleet, which analyzes data on existing vehicle fleets and premises and provides customers with critical insights to build fleet electrification plans. Utility provider Southern Company is the first to sign on with a multi-year contract. 

Per Businesswire

PredictEV Fleet provides insights on: 

  • A range of recommended EVs to replace internal combustion engine vehicles with similar specifications;
  • Optimal Volta-provided or other EV supply equipment (“EVSE”) to serve the fleet’s charging needs;
  • Estimated costs and savings with a calculation of total cost of ownership;
  • Integration of applicable rebates and incentives, such as federal, state, and utility programs offered by Georgia Power and other Southern Company-owned utilities;
  • Carbon mitigation by shifting to EVs.
  • Additionally, the product establishes data-sharing relationships between fleets and utilities to inform the grid strategies required to support the increased demand for electricity.
“Nearly one in every five vehicles in the U.S. is owned by a company, making fleet electrification an important business opportunity and a critical component to a carbon-free transportation future for all,” said Drew Bennett, Executive Vice President of Network Operations at Volta. “Our fleet product enables data-driven electrification planning for both fleet operators and the utilities that serve them to ensure strategies are future-proof and efficient.”