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Get answers to electric truck questions in an electric truck

If you want answers to today’s biggest electric truck questions, the best way to do it is to put someone in a situation where they have to answer. That’s why I cornered Andy Brown, product marketing manager, electrification, Volvo Trucks North America, with a surprise interview on our AMPED EV Podcast. Andy was sitting shotgun

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Top takeaways from the Volvo Trucks Electromobility Summit

At the Volvo Trucks Customer Center in Dublin, Va., Volvo Trucks North America hosted customers, dealers and trucking media to dive into the nitty gritty of electric truck acquisition and operation–going beyond the VNR Electric truck itself to also discuss financial support and services, infrastructure development and more. Here’s what we’ve learned during our day

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U.S. energy secretary experiences the Volvo VNR Electric

U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm recently visited with Volvo Group leaders while touring TEC Equipment, the company’s first EV-certified dealership selling and servicing Mack and Volvo Trucks’ electric Class 8 models, in Fontana, California. Secretary Granholm discussed the transformative investments in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to increase access to affordable electric vehicles,

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Five truck trend takeaways from August

Football season is upon us and the grocery store aisles are riddled with back to school supplies. Nothing embodies the end of the summer season quite like it. As the busiest parts of the year start to approach, we want to make sure you are moving on down the road with us as we continue

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Live blog: Lessons learned from two years of electric truck operation with Volvo Trucks

February 2020. Volvo Trucks was poised to bring change to trucking in California with the unveiling of the VNR Electric and the development of a holistic electric truck strategy to make them a reality. And then the world changed a month later. But the innovation didn’t stop. The Volvo LIGHTS project rolled forward. Volvo Trucks

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Time to embrace some EV realities

There’s a moment when you’ve been working toward something where that “something” becomes very real and all the excitement you used to feel about it takes a back seat to the challenges that lie ahead. Moving forward means taking a deep breath, swallowing hard and remembering why you started down this path in the first

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Volvo Trucks to construct California electrified charging corridor for medium-, heavy-duty EVs

Volvo Trucks North America announced that is joining forces with Volvo Financial Services, Volvo Technology of America, Shell Recharge Solutions, TEC Equipment, Affinity Truck Center, and Western Truck Center to develop a publicly accessible medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicle (MHD EV) charging network that connects several of California’s largest metropolitan areas. With an award from

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Volvo LIGHTS Lessons Learned Guidebook shares key EV learnings

Volvo Group North America has published a Volvo LIGHTS (Low Impact Green Heavy-Transport Solutions) Lessons Learned Guidebook to commemorate the end of its three-year project, which began in 2019 and concludes in early Fall 2022. The 22-page guidebook, Bringing Battery-Electric Freight Trucks to Market: From Demonstration to Commercialization, documents key insights gained as the project

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Five truck trend takeaways from June

Let’s play a quick guessing game – I’ll give you a few facts and you try to guess what holiday I’m talking about. Okay, go! An estimated 150 million hot dogs are consumed on this day Over 40% of people celebrate with the use of fireworks The first celebration of this holiday was in 1776

Volvo Trucks showcases hydrogen fuel cell truck

To decarbonize transport, Volvo Trucks already offers battery electric trucks and trucks that run on renewable fuels, such as biogas. In the second half of this decade, a third CO2-neutral option will be added to its product portfolio–fuel cell electric trucks powered by hydrogen. The fuel cell electric trucks will have an operational range comparable

Nacarato Truck Center becomes first Volvo Trucks Certified EV Dealership in Tennessee

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.,

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Volvo Trucks Academy opens new facility for electric truck training

Volvo Trucks North America has announced that the Volvo Trucks Academy opened a new facility in Tinley Park, Illinois, to expand access to battery-electric truck training in the central U.S. The new 14,865-square-foot facility is larger and more modern than the previous Illinois training facility, enabling Volvo Trucks to provide more hands-on learning opportunities for

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