Volta Charging Named Global Cleantech Rising Star Company of the Year

By January 28, 2019Uncategorized

San Francisco, CA, (28 January 2019) Volta Charging, the country’s most utilized public electric vehicle charging network, was named by Cleantech Group to the prestigious 2019 Global Cleantech 100.  

The Global Cleantech 100 list, an annual guide to the leading companies and themes in sustainable innovation, features the private, independent, and for-profit companies best positioned to solve tomorrow’s clean technology challenges. This year marks the 10th edition of the list, and Volta’s first appointment to the Global 100.

At a gala dinner of the Global 100, Volta Charging was also named the Rising Star Company of the Year Award, an award given to the highest-ranked new entrant in the list, which was selected from over 13,000 innovators in more than 90 countries.

“Volta is proud to join the venerable list of the Cleantech Global 100,” said Scott Mercer, Founder and CEO of Volta Charging.  “Our unique model is disrupting the EV charging industry – placing stations where most utilized, monetized by media demand and sponsorships.   We look forward to many more years to come on the Global 100 list, and perhaps even to potential collaborations with its participants as we collectively work towards a cleaner tomorrow.”

Volta has developed the country’s most utilized electric vehicle charging network. By installing chargers in high-traffic locations in top media markets and partnering with advertisers to sponsor the service, Volta EV chargers are available to both drivers and real estate hosts without cost. Volta operates nationwide with its largest networks in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago, Boston, Houston, Portland and Seattle. 2019 expansions will include  New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Dallas, Miami, Atlanta, Denver, and Detroit.

The list combines Cleantech Group’s research data with qualitative judgements from nominations and insight from a global 87-member expert panel comprised of leading investors and experts from corporations and industrials active in technology and innovation scouting. From pioneers and veterans to new entrants, the expert panel broadly represents the global cleantech community and results in a list with a powerful base of respect and support from many important players within the cleantech innovation ecosystem.

“Our tenth edition is dominated by innovations for the future of food and mobility, and a decentralized and digitized future not only for energy, but for the industrial world more generally,said Richard Youngman, CEO, Cleantech Group. “This is a far cry from the dominance of hardware, solar and biofuels in the inaugural Global Cleantech 100 in 2009.”

The complete list of 100 companies was revealed on January 28th at the 17th annual Cleantech Forum San Francisco.

About Volta

Volta is changing the dynamic of mobility infrastructure. Volta Charging has developed the country’s most utilized electric vehicle (EV) charging network. By installing chargers in high-traffic locations in top media markets and partnering with brands to sponsor the service, Volta EV chargers are available to both drivers and real estate hosts free of cost. Volta also works closely with municipalities and industry groups with a stated commitment to emissions reduction. Volta currently operates citywide EV charging networks in more than 50 municipalities. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in New York City, and is always looking for new transportation problems to solve. To learn more visit www.voltacharging.com.

About Cleantech Group

Cleantech® Group provides research, consulting and events to catalyze opportunities for sustainable growth powered by innovation. At every stage from initial strategy to final deals, we bring corporate change makers, investors, governments and stakeholders from across the ecosystem the access and customized support they need to thrive in a more digitized, de-carbonized and resource-efficient future. The company was established in 2002 and is headquartered in San Francisco.

Media Contacts:
Rachel Honig

Amplify Cooperative for Volta Charging
rachel.honig@voltacharging.com

Laura Dolby  

Cleantech Group
laura.dolby@cleantech.com

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