Volta Industries announced a strategic partnership with StreetLight Data, Inc. to use their combined analytics for the intelligent deployment of EV infrastructure. The partnership is intended to spur public sector agencies, utilities, transportation planners, and engineering firms, among others, to accelerate EV adoption through Volta’s PredictEV SaaS solution and StreetLight’s industry leading mobility data.
PredictEV is a machine-learning tool that helps utilities, municipalities and companies predict electric vehicle adoption and demand for EV charging. Through this partnership, Volta Charging will provide its PredictEV tool to StreetLight customers needing comprehensive, data-driven analytics to intelligently place hundreds of thousands of EV chargers. StreetLight will also provide Volta Charging with opportunities to expand its market footprint across the U.S. through increased collaboration with transportation planners, engineering firms, and public agencies focused on transportation electrification.
Machine learning and artificial intelligence play integral roles in optimizing the expansion of Volta Charging’s charging network. Ultimately, both StreetLight and Volta Charging want to build a charging network that is designed to deliver an optimal experience for drivers, to be capital efficient and deliver the most electric miles per dollar invested. This all starts with leveraging PredictEV to place stations in locations where people visit, shop and spend time.