Volvo Trucks celebrated the growth of its Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealership program at its ACT Expo press event, highlighting the 36 dealerships in 19 states that have completed the program, triple the amount since 2022. There are an additional 56 locations in process.
The Volvo Trucks Certified EV Dealership program was designed to ensure the robust sales and service ecosystem required to support customers with the commercial deployment of Class 8 battery-electric trucks.
“Volvo Trucks is proud to be leading the deployment of Class 8 battery-electric trucks across North America, but we are even more proud to have been the first OEM to understand the need to create a robust and total ecosystem of support for Class 8 battery-electric trucks.” said Peter Voorhoeve, president, Volvo Trucks North America. “Our dealer partners have invested in the zero-emission future with us because they understand the future is here today. Battery-electric trucks are on the road and scaling – and we have the experience and expertise to guide fleets through successfully adopting the Volvo VNR Electric into their operations to make a real impact on decarbonization.”
Volvo Trucks has continued to focus on designing and implementing new tools, programs, and services to support customers with their transition to electromobility solutions. The Volvo Trucks Certified EV Dealership program was introduced in 2020 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. Just three years later, Volvo Trucks has certified 36 dealers in 19 states and three Canadian provinces.
Volvo Trucks Certified EV Dealerships provide scheduled and preventive maintenance, towing, and vehicle repair, including servicing the vehicle’s energy storage unit and the complete electromobility system, to ensure peak vehicle uptime, performance, and productivity.
“Having a supporting EV Certified Dealership is critical to a successful deployment of battery-electric vehicles. Once a customer expresses interest in adding a VNR Electric truck to a specific region, we immediately engage the local servicing dealer to ensure certification process is completed or underway and will be ready to support the Volvo VNR Electric upon delivery,” said Alexis Clemons, electromobility sales manager, Volvo Trucks North America.