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Utah seed money may expand free EV charging stations


Free-to-use electric vehicle charging station provider Volta Industries has received seed-capital investment from Utah-based EPIC Ventures.

The amount of the investment by venture capital firm EPIC, in partnership with Hawaii-based Blue Startups, was not disclosed, However, Volta has raised $1.875 million to date.

Volta will use the money to create a charging-station-locating mobile application, and will speed up expansion of its charging station network across the mainland.

Its first Hawaii installation was at the Capitol in July of 2011, and it now has more than 50 free-to-use, advertising-supported charging stations in Hawaii, California and Arizona.

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