Volta electric car charging stations are free to the public, located at top retail locations and extremely easy to use. No membership, no credit card, no key fob needed. Just pull in to one of our growing network of chargers and charge up for free with our universal connectors.
Our mobile app provides you a map of all our available chargers. Whether you need just a top off or a two hour charge, our Volta app can pinpoint your exact location and provide you with precise directions to our nearest charger. Volta uses level-2 charging (up to 7.6kWh).
Find your next charge at a retail center near you!
Charging currently only available in the United States
When charging an EV, speed and stability matter. The Volta app is now more reliable than ever. This update contains bug fixes and performance enhancements.
Ratings and Reviews
App is bad/company shady
I like Volta chargers, however the company does not return phone messages or emails. Recently I wanted to search for chargers in an unfamiliar area and the app had signed me out and a bright orange bar appeared with message that I needed to reset my password. I tried to do it thru the app. It did not send me email or give me any way to do that so I could not use the app. When I got home I attempted to reset on my home computer and could not. I tried to get help and they only have email support and they did not get back to me. I also looked up their corporate phone number and got the answering machine. They did not return my call. Volta is also doing public private collaborations, putting stations in the public commons and then the station being off limits to the public. Letterman digital arts building in San Francisco is the one I got kicked out of. Next time maybe I should just drive over to their headquarters on De Haro st so I can talk to someone in person. D- grade for customer support and starting to so shady practices like building chargers accessible by the public but they end up being privately owned.
Upkeep at Redwood City Sequoia #1
I love it. Sometimes the ‘x of y available’ notification at app shows station available when none is. It would be good to show ‘charge time remaining’ at app OR time charging started, so one can estimate when a station might become available.
Charging cable rubber conduit separated from handle/plug for #1. Power carrying cables may rip any time — maybe this is a problem why station shows as ‘available’
A blue Tesla [last three digits 853 - you know who you are] frequently stays plugged in for several hours at the Redwood City Sequoia stations; sometimes 9am onwards all day. Not cool!! 🤔
Use To Be Useful
I don’t get why the Volta app will not retain the user’s login and vehicle information. It is a real pain to have to log in every time you open the app—especially if driving and in need of a charging location nearby. I have set my vehicle during login and in the settings and if continues to ask for your vehicle before it will display locations.
It didn’t always behave like this, I don’t know they’ve taken their app backwards.
Some huge improvements would be to allow the app to know which station you are using, and communicate with users that their charge is complete so that chargers can be available to other users.
It is helpful to have their chargers available, but their app is lacking in every way.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.