Voltera Power, a developer, owner, and operator of zero-emission vehicle fleet charging and refueling infrastructures, has partnered with Zayo Group, a communications infrastructure solutions provider, to bring advanced connectivity to its EV charging and hydrogen refueling facilities across the US.
A substantial obstacle to achieving net-zero transportation systems is a lack of reliable vehicle charging and refueling infrastructures, and achieving network connectivity is crucial to enabling this infrastructure.
Voltera and Zayo plan to mitigate these connectivity challenges early on to reduce costs and improve time to market for zero-emissions fleets by including broadband network availability in their evaluation of potential sites.
“Site selection is a complex process that can incur significant costs before breaking ground,” said Steve Renda, Head of Commercial Operations at Voltera. “By including broadband availability in our site evaluation process, Voltera can reduce the cost and time involved in site selection. Our partnership with Zayo also allows fleet managers to address their communications and charging/refueling requirements as part of a single, bundled solution, making the adoption of new technologies and vehicles much simpler.”
Under the partnership, Zayo will provide essential connectivity to support Voltera’s fueling, charging, and site operations while also enabling high-bandwidth and secure data transfer to Voltera’s fleet customers.
With the ability to quickly expand capacity at Voltera’s locations, Zayo’s connectivity infrastructure will ensure performance at peak demand times while supporting the ever-increasing bandwidth requirements of vehicle data uploads and software downloads.
“High-capacity network infrastructure is critical to enable a timely and efficient zero-emission vehicle future,” said Brian Daniels, Chief Sales Officer of Strategic Accounts at Zayo. “Working together, Voltera and Zayo can evaluate a fleet’s specific network needs, and design, implement, and operate connected solutions that support our customer’s needs, up to and including multi-gigabyte services.”