Volvo Trucks North America recently confirmed that 11 dealership locations in the U.S. and Canada have completed its vigorous sales and service training and facility upgrades needed to become Volvo Trucks Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealerships, marking significant progress toward Volvo Trucks’ commitment to advancing the electrification of the commercial trucking industry, the company said. The certification of Kriete Truck Centers in Wisconsin and Transport Equipment in Montana adds two new states to Volvo Trucks North American dealer support network for battery-electric trucks, which now includes 47 certified dealership locations across 22 states and three Canadian provinces, with some locations yet to be announced publicly. The announcement was made at the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) 2023 Management Conference & Exhibition in Austin, Texas.
“The continued growth of our Certified EV Dealership network underscores our commitment to providing customers the full ecosystem of resources they need to successfully adopt battery-electric vehicles, beyond just selling the truck,” said Jared Ruiz, regional vice president – West for Volvo Trucks North America.
Volvo said its 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:
- Each dealership location boasts a team of highly trained sales professionals with a deep understanding of the electromobility journey — from how to select the right vehicle configuration to securing available incentive funding and identifying ideal routes for electrification.
- Service technicians have been fully trained to perform battery-electric truck maintenance and repairs and are equipped with the diagnostics tools and personal protective equipment necessary to work with high-voltage systems.
- Certified EV Dealers are prepared to support the Volvo Gold Contract, Volvo Trucks’ premier service offering for the Volvo VNR Electric model, which is a turnkey solution that allows customers to have operational peace of mind with battery-electric trucks and ensure peak vehicle uptime, performance and productivity, the company said.
The Volvo Trucks Certified EV Dealer network spans 22 states — Alabama, California, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin — and three Canadian provinces — British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec. Volvo Trucks said it is on track to certify 46 additional dealerships in 2023 and 2024 which will bring the total to 37 U.S. states and four Canadian provinces.