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Nacarato Truck Centers, a third-generation family run dealership group, completed the required training and facility updates to become the first Volvo Trucks Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealership in Tennessee with its La Vergne location, servicing the greater Nashville market. This is the second location to be certified for Nacarato Truck Centers, with its Roanoke, Va., location completing certification in January 2022 to become the first Volvo Trucks Certified Electric Vehicle Dealer in Virginia.
Founded in 1976 in Nashville, Nacarato Truck Centers operates a network of Volvo Trucks dealerships and service centers throughout Tennessee, Virginia, Southern Kentucky, Maryland, and Georgia. The dealership group plans to complete the certification at all eight of its dealerships and is already in the process of certifying its Hagerstown, Maryland, location.
Nacarato Truck Centers has also made investments in its facilities and necessary vehicle diagnostics tools to assist customers with their electromobility journey including installing a 75-kW charging station to support the battery-electric trucks. The La Vergne location has one bay dedicated to servicing electric trucks and maintains a stock of key parts and components for the VNR Electric model to minimize service times and quickly get customers back on the road.
The rigorous Volvo Trucks Certified EV Dealer program was designed to ensure that sales teams are fully trained to consult with customers that are considering deploying Volvo VNR Electrics to ensure they are selecting a model configuration that is technically viable based on their operating requirements.
The certification also means the dealership is able to provide technicians with the proper technical training required to maintain electric drivetrains and components, as well as understand all safety procedures to follow when working with high-voltage systems. Nacarato Truck Centers now has a total of 12 certified technicians, including four at the La Vergne location.
During the past year, the network of Volvo Trucks Certified EV Dealers has expanded throughout the U.S. with locations in California, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia, as well as in Quebec, Canada. Several additional North American dealerships are in the process of finalizing their certifications.