Volvo Trucks North America, Sunday at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition in Austin, Texas., said that 11 dealership locations in the U.S. and Canada have completed sales and service training and facility upgrades needed to become Volvo Trucks Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealerships.
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 25 states and three Canadian provinces, with some locations yet to be announced publicly.
New new crop of EV certified dealerships include Coffman Truck Sales in Aurora, Illinois; Gerry’s Truck Centre in London, Ontario; McMahon Truck Centers in Columbus, Ohio; M&K Truck Centers in Summit, Illinois; Mid-Ontario Truck Center in Maple, Ontario; Nextran Truck Center in Kansas City, Missouri; Northwest Equipment Sales in Boise, Idaho; Kriete Truck Centers in Madison, Wisconsin; S&S Truck Sales in Lima, Ohio; TransEdge Truck Centers in Allentown, Pennsylvania; and Transport Equipment in Missoula, Montana.
Volvo Trucks is on track to certify 46 additional dealerships in 2023 and 2024 that will bring the total to 37 U.S. states and four Canadian provinces. Volvo Trucks North America President Peter Voorhoeve said the goal is that all 435 Volvo Truck dealer rooftops in the U.S. will eventually be EV certified, although some states will see more – and quicker – rollout than others.
Network-wide, Volvo Trucks' dealers have invested more than $790 million in facility projects over the last decade, with $200 million going toward construction of newly built facilities.
How are dealers EV certified?
Each dealership location boasts a team of 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, Volvo said. Sales teams at Volvo Trucks Certified EV Dealers have access to a variety of route planning and connected technology tools designed to help customers maximize the performance capabilities and benefits of the zero-tailpipe emission Volvo VNR Electric model.
Service technicians are 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, a turnkey solution that allows customers to have operational peace of mind with battery-electric trucks and ensure peak vehicle uptime, performance and productivity. To minimize service times and quickly get customers back on the road quickly, the dealers also maintain a stock of key parts and components for the Volvo VNR Electric model.