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The CIA at Copia is the First Napa Location to Offer Free Volta Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles

Napa, CA – The Culinary Institute of America at Copia is the first location in Napa County to offer Volta charging stations for electric vehicles. The two new charging stations installed in the outdoor parking area are free to use and are now available for the public to top off their charge while visiting The CIA at Copia.

Located in the Oxbow District in the heart of wine country, The CIA at Copia is open daily to the public and offers an array of entertaining culinary experiences delivered by CIA chefs and experts. The Volta charging stations are yet another new amenity the CIA team has put in place to provide a sustainable convenience for visitors.

“We are deeply rooted in this community and always looking for ways to make visiting our downtown Napa location as enjoyable as possible,” said Tom Bensel, managing director of the CIA California. “Like the CIA, Volta is sustainability-oriented, and the charging stations will provide some peace of mind for those living in or traveling to Napa with electric vehicles in need of a quick charge.”

The San Francisco-based Volta seeks thoughtful locations when planning new charging stations. The goal is to place them where busy individuals will need them most and The CIA at Copia is the perfect bustling hub in Napa.

“As a local Napa resident committed to fighting climate change, I am particularly excited to partner with The CIA at Copia to bring Volta to Napa and do our part,” said Chris Wendel, president of Volta.

The charging stations are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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The CIA at Copia is the first Napa Valley location with Volta charging stations for electric vehicles. The two free charging stations went into service in early September 2019. (Photo credit: CIA/Anne Girvin)

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About The Culinary Institute of America:

Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier culinary college. Dedicated to developing leaders in foodservice and hospitality, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees with majors in culinary arts, baking & pastry arts, food business management, hospitality management, culinary science, and applied food studies. The college also offers executive education, certificate programs, and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its conferences, leadership initiatives, and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry and its worldwide network of more than 50,000 alumni includes innovators in every area of the food world. The CIA has locations in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore.

About Volta:

Founded in 2010 out of a passion for advancing transportation, Volta has mastered the art and science of developing cutting-edge electric vehicle charging networks. Volta is accelerating the electric vehicle movement by providing seamless, simple, and free charging experiences. Thoughtfully located along the paths of our busy lives, Volta chargers are the most used in the industry. With the support of forward-thinking brand partners, Volta delivers free charging solutions to real estate owners, power to the electric vehicle community and impactful brand stories to everyone.

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