Producers Dairy, a dairy processor and direct-to-store supplier, will now deliver quality, farm-to-table freshness with zero tailpipe emissions through the integration of two Volvo VNR Electric trucks into their fleet. The Volvo VNR Electric trucks are the first commercial, battery-electric Class 8 trucks to be deployed in California’s Central Valley.
The two Volvo VNR Electric units will be the first Class 8 battery-electric vehicles in the company’s fleet of more than 300 trucks and will service regional distribution routes from its Fresno-based manufacturing facility to grocery stores in communities along the 40-mile stretch of Highway 99 from Selma to Madera, California.
The project was supported by funding from CARB’s GGRF Zero Emission Drayage Truck Project as part of California Climate Investments. Producers Dairy received $1.25 million to purchase, install, and integrate two Volvo VNR Electric trucks into its larger fleet.
AMPLY Power will support the first-in-region deployment of two Volvo VNR Electric Trucks in the Producers Dairy fleet. AMPLY managed the design and installation of charging infrastructure at the Fresno dairy processing facility, which includes two 150-kW DC fast chargers, as well as the capacity for future expansion. The company will also provide ongoing managed charging services through its OMEGA platform for Producers Dairy, keeping charging costs low while ensuring vehicle uptime and readiness. AMPLY’s Charging-as-a-Service (CaaS) model handles everything from charger installation to optimizing charging windows to providing charger maintenance, leaving fleet operators to focus on their businesses of moving people and products.