Expressway Trucks becomes first Volvo Trucks Certified EV Dealer in Ontario, Canada

Expressway Trucks becomes first Volvo Trucks Certified EV Dealer in Ontario, Canada

Volvo Trucks North America has recently designated Expressway Trucks as a Volvo Trucks Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealer, signifying that it is ready to support customers interested in adding Volvo VNR Electrics to their local and regional distribution, pickup and delivery, and food and beverage distribution routes. The dealership’s Waterloo location is the first to be certified in Ontario, Canada, and is ideally located near Highway 401, one of the busiest traffic corridors in the country.

Expressway has locations in Ayr (Waterloo) and Owen Sound. Given its role in growing Volvo Trucks’ market share and delivering superior customer service, it has been named the Volvo Dealer of the Year Award three different times (2010, 2012, and 2014).

The dealership held an EV Demo event in early 2022 with very strong attendance and interest from their customers. To prepare to support customers in the region with their electromobility journey, the dealership’s sales group continues to participate in the rigorous Volvo Trucks Certified EV Dealer training program which covers a range of topics — from evaluating the benefits of fleet electrification on current routes to providing direction in navigating funding and incentive programs.

Two of Expressway Trucks’ technicians have completed the training to safely perform battery-electric truck maintenance and repairs for trucks in operations. To provide comprehensive coverage support and get customers back on the road quickly, the technicians work on two separate shifts. In addition, the dealership maintains a stock of key parts and components for the VNR Electric model and has installed 50 kW Heliox chargers to support battery-electric trucks.

In July, Canada’s Transport Ministry announced a nearly $550 million purchase or lease incentive program for new medium- and heavy-duty zero-tailpipe emission vehicles. Up to $200,000 may be awarded for the purchase or lease of an eligible new zero-tailpipe emission vehicle. Expressway Trucks’ sales team is prepared to consult with regional fleets who are considering investing in the Volvo VNR Electric and provide guidance on maximizing available incentives.

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