Voltera Adds 19 Sites to Fleet Charging Portfolio

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Rendering of Voltera charging inrastructure
A rendering of charging infrastructure at a Voltera location. The company's current development portfolio of zero-emission fleet charging sites represents a combined 115 megawatts of capacity. (Voltera)

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Charging infrastructure specialist Voltera secured a further 19 development sites to give it a total of 21, the company said. By the end of the year, however, the company expects its development site portfolio to double.

The current development portfolio of zero-emission fleet charging sites represents a combined 115 megawatts of capacity.

“All the sites will be for commercial fleet operations, and we are accommodating fleets with a range of vehicles, from light duty to heavy duty, depending on the fleet customer,” CEO Matt Horton told Transport Topics in an email March 7.

“Some sites will serve several fleets, so we will see some mixed-use charging depots that serve a range of vehicle sizes and functions. Some of our sites are slated to serve fleets operating autonomous passenger cars as well,” he said.

A number of the sites will be constructed with specific fleets in mind, but Horton said some are being built without a fleet customer secured because they are key geographic hubs where Voltera sees a need for charging infrastructure, based on fleets operating there already that are likely to electrify.

Matt Horton


Voltera’s initial sites are in California, Arizona, Texas, Georgia and Florida. Several are set to go live this year with specific fleet operator customers, Horton told TT, promising to provide more specifics by the end of the first half of 2024.

The company, backed by the deep pockets of Swedish investment group EQT, is building sites with between 14 and 65 chargers.

As concern continues to swirl around buildout time and availability of electricity for charging infrastructure, Horton said Voltera was selecting sites with a footprint and power adequate to support a large fleet operation.

In addition, he said: “We also have site templates we can share with fleet operators to show them how we can maximize vehicle throughput and efficiency, based on site flow and design. From there, we often customize based on a fleet’s specific needs.”

Before selecting sites, Voltera casts a wide net. In 2023, the company evaluated more than 1,200 sites.

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