“We look forward to partnering with our dealer Hudson County Motors to expand the commercial deployment of Volvo VNR Electrics in the Northeast as Volvo Trucks continues to develop its electromobility network across the nation,” said Peter Voorhoeve, president, Volvo Trucks North America. “Port drayage applications are where we started our electromobility journey with the Volvo LIGHTS project on the West Coast, and now we are building out the dealer support network necessary to deploy the Volvo VNR Electric, amongst its other applications, in drayage operations that service East Coast ports.”
Earlier this year, Volvo Trucks announced the production of the enhanced Volvo VNR Electric model that features a range of up to 275 miles and a faster, state-of-the-art 250kW charging capability to minimize downtime. The next generation Volvo VNR Electric was designed to support food and beverage distribution, drayage, and pick-up and delivery routes in urban areas, such as the densely populated Tri-State region.
“The next generation Volvo VNR Electric with the expanded range has been a game changer. The additional range makes the truck more appealing to a greater number of customers because they can now deliver their products all day without needing to charge,” said Tom DelGaudio, sales manager for Hudson County Motors. “Our fleet customers have a high level of confidence in the ability for the Volvo VNR Electric to meet the daily rigors of their freight transport operations, as Volvo Trucks has continued to enhance its battery-electric truck lineup based on lessons learned through early deployments and ongoing customer feedback.”
Established in 1945, Hudson County Motors has dedicated more than 75 years to servicing the trucking industry. The dealership opened a new facility in 2019, which includes 33 service bays and mobile barriers to provide as many bays as needed to service the Volvo VNR Electric model as demand continues to grow. Currently, the dealership has four certified technicians that have completed the training to learn the proper safety procedures when servicing electric drivetrains and components. In addition, the dealership made modifications to ensure there is adequate power to charge multiple battery-electric trucks.
To learn more about Volvo Trucks North America and the Volvo VNR Electric, visit the company website.
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