"Our Workshop, Parts and Sales teams undertook extensive training and completed all elements of Volvo Group's rigorous EV certification process, so we could offer our customers this type of forward-thinking solution" says Rohan Cook, CMV Truck & Bus Clayton Branch Manager.
CMV Truck & Bus Clayton's facility offers state-of-the-art equipment and diagnostic tools, comprehensively equipped work bays, underground pits and shortly brake and suspension testers will be available. Further investments in these facilities and equipment have been made in order to service and maintain electric vehicles, with the site including dedicated bays for servicing electric trucks in addition to on-site charging stations.
The Volvo Trucks Certified EV Dealer program was designed to ensure that dealerships are fully prepared to support customers with electric trucks. Sales teams are trained to consult with their customers who are considering adding a Volvo EV to their fleet to ensure they are selecting the right vehicle and charging configuration for their operating requirements.
As part of the certification process, technicians received in-depth technical training to ensure they have the skills and knowledge required to maintain electric vehicles. Technicians also received training in relation to safety procedures to follow when working with high-voltage systems.
"Qualified support personnel are vital on our path to zero emissions," says Martin Merrick, President and CEO, Volvo Group Australia. "And as newer, cleaner mobility solutions emerge we will always ensure that our dealer partners are at the cutting edge in terms of knowledge and competence."
"I am delighted to see our EV capability grow, ensuring that our customers have the best business partner for their transformation journey."
CMV Truck and Bus has eight dealerships located across metropolitan and regional Victoria, CMV Truck & Bus are now working towards achieving the Volvo Trucks Certified EV Dealer status for their Dandenong dealership.
"We're incredibly proud that CMV Truck & Bus is at the forefront of supporting customers in their transition to more renewable energy sources. While both our Clayton and Derrimut dealerships are EV certified, we acknowledge that this is just the beginning," says Miles Crawford, CMV Truck and Bus General Manager. "We are focused on supporting our customers and business partners in this transition and we are in the process of rolling out EV certification across all of our dealerships.
For further information, please contact:
Matt Wood – Strategic Projects and Communications Manager (Volvo Group Australia)
Mobile: +61 (0)436 681 117
About Volvo Group Australia
Volvo Group Australia is responsible for Mack, Volvo truck brands within Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, East Timor and the South Pacific Islands. Mack and Volvo Trucks proudly carry the Australian Made certification for trucks built at the local Wacol factory in Brisbane. Volvo Group Australia is the sole authorised distributor or UD Trucks in Australia.
We provide complete transport solutions for professional and demanding customers, including complete solutions for financing and service. Over 1400 people are employed by Volvo Group Australia across the country, with over 80 suppliers also benefitting from local production. Volvo Group boasts the largest dealer network in Australia and New Zealand with service points across the country giving access to metropolitan and regional customers.
Volvo Group Australia is part of Swedish-based Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines.