“Volvo Trucks is leading the deployment of Class 8 battery-electric trucks across North America by collaborating with our dealer network to provide customers comprehensive sales and service support,” said Peter Voorhoeve, president, Volvo Trucks North America. “Selling the truck is only part of the equation; it takes an entire support ecosystem to successfully transition to battery-electric trucks. Without our dealer partners, accelerating the shift towards the widespread commercial adoption of electric vehicles would not be possible.”
The Volvo Trucks Certified EV Dealer program was designed as part of the Volvo LIGHTS project, during which TEC Equipment, Volvo Trucks’ largest West Coast dealer group, supported the first Volvo VNR Electric demonstration trucks in 2020. TEC Equipment’s Fontana location in Southern California helped to build the framework for the certification program and was the first dealership to achieve the certification and just recently certified its fourth location in Portland, Oregon.
Today, Volvo Trucks has announced certified EV dealers in 15 states — California, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia — and three Canadian provinces — British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec. Volvo Trucks is on track to certify numerous additional dealer locations across North America in 2023 as it progresses toward its goal of building a robust coast-to-coast dealer support network for battery-electric trucks.
Comprehensive Electromobility Ecosystem to Support the Implementation and Operations of the Volvo VNR Electric
Sales teams at Volvo Trucks Certified EV Dealers are fully trained to consult with customers that are considering investing in the Volvo VNR Electric model and have access to a variety of resources and digital tools designed to help customers decarbonize their fleet and maximize vehicle performance and benefits:
Maximizing Volvo VNR Electric Uptime
After vehicles are delivered, Volvo Trucks Certified EV Dealers serve as a local resource to fulfill the benefits delivered through the Volvo Gold Contract to ensure peak vehicle uptime, performance, and productivity. Volvo Trucks’ premier service offering for the Volvo VNR Electric model, the Volvo Gold Contract, is a turn-key solution that covers all maintenance and repairs on the battery-electric truck, providing customers with operational peace of mind and includes:
“The first 25 dealership locations were the early movers who chose to invest in the certification process so they are prepared to support customers in their region that are interested in deploying battery-electric trucks,” said Voorhoeve. “Volvo Trucks supports our dealers and customers by continuously investing in solutions, tools and infrastructure to support widescale deployment, including the development of a nationwide network of publicly accessible medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicle charging stations strategically located along major transportation corridors and near Volvo Trucks Certified EV dealerships.”