Expressway Trucks becomes EV-certified – Truck News

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Expressway Vans has change into Ontario’s first Volvo Vans Licensed Electrical Automobile supplier.

It’s now formally able to promote and help Volvo VNR Electrical vehicles out of its Waterloo, Ont., location.

“Expressway Vans continues to be an excellent supplier associate and is taking a management position to broaden Volvo VNR Electrical deployments in Canada,” mentioned Peter Voorhoeve, president, Volvo Vans North America. “We now have had nice success operating Volvo VNR Electrics within the chilly Canadian winters within the Quebec area, offering a proof level to different Canadian fleets that battery-electric vehicles carry out nicely in excessive temperatures.”

Expressway Volvo dealership
(Picture: Volvo Vans North America)

Expressway held an EV demonstration occasion earlier this yr, and noticed robust curiosity in electrification from clients. Two of its technicians have accomplished the coaching wanted to securely service electrical vehicles.

They’ll work on two completely different shifts to maximise availability. Expressway has additionally dedicated to stocking key elements and parts for EVs, and has put in two 50-kW chargers.

“We realized from the start that EVs are going to be a big a part of our enterprise going ahead and felt the funding required was value it as buyer demand and curiosity builds,” mentioned Barry Peters, Volvo new truck gross sales supervisor. “With the latest announcement of considerable rebates for Ontario-based consumers, we anticipate potential Volvo VNR Electrical consumers to change into extra critical through the subsequent 12 months.”

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