Volta, the industry leader in innovative electric vehicle charging networks, announced that its new Chief Technology Officer, Praveen Mandal, a seasoned industry veteran and entrepreneur within the electric vehicle space.
A MIT Connection Science Fellow with an accomplished resume, Mandal brings a successful track record of impactful ideas for electric vehicle charging infrastructure and a fresh take on AI expertise to Volta and the industry.
“I’m honoured to join Volta, a company that has always stood out to me as a pioneer of the most innovative business model in the electric vehicle charging infrastructure market,” said Praveen Mandal, Volta’s new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). “I share Volta’s passion for creating a fundamental shift in mobility, and I look forward to helping this fast-growing team advance the electric vehicle revolution.”
Mandal is a former engineer turned serial entrepreneur who jump started the electric vehicle charging industry through the Co-Founding of Chargepoint in 2007, where he also served as its President. Furthermore, he is the recognised inventor of the “networked charging stations” concept, a pioneering idea that helped drive the adoption of charging stations by all industry stakeholders. He is also the CEO and Co-Founder of 2predict, a team of data scientists providing advanced machine learning solutions for innovative companies.
Mandal joins Volta at a time when they just launched their free DC fast charging service and is bringing machine learning know-how to Volta’s sponsors.