The Volvo VNR Electric, Volvo Trucks North America’s first commercially available battery-electric Class 8 vehicle, is now eligible for dozens of funding and incentive programs across North America, including up to $120,000 per vehicle from California’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP). Through point-of-sale vouchers, incentives, or rebates, funding programs established are helping make the transition to zero-emission vehicles more cost-effective for fleets of all sizes, operating across every sector.

"Funding and incentives are an important part of the total cost of ownership calculation for fleets deploying battery-electric trucks,” said Peter Voorhoeve, president of Volvo Trucks North America. “With so many local and state-level funding opportunities available from coast to coast, combined with a robust sales and service support network from Volvo Trucks, there are more resources available than ever to guide and help make electrification seamless for customers.”

Volvo Trucks North America began taking customer orders for its VNR Electric model on Dec. 3, 2020. Production of the Volvo VNR Electric began in early 2021 at the company’s New River Valley manufacturing plant in Dublin, Virginia.

The Volvo VNR Electric is eligible for funding programs throughout the United States and Canada including:

For more information on how fleets and dealerships in North America can apply for eligible funding and incentives for the Volvo VNR Electric from these programs and others, please email Support.VNRElectric@volvo.com.

In addition to the funding and incentives available in the U.S. and Canada, Volvo Trucks is committed to making electric truck ownership viable, streamlined, and cost effective by offering special financing and insurance solutions for the Volvo VNR Electric and charging infrastructure investment through Volvo Financial Services (VFS), as well as comprehensive service and support bundles. In conjunction with the launch of the VNR Electric, Volvo Trucks introduced the Volvo Gold Contract, their most advanced service contract available, specifically designed to provide peace of mind to new electric truck owners. Incorporating maintenance, towing, uptime services, and full coverage of major components, the Volvo Gold Contract comes standard with the Volvo VNR Electric and is the first service contract of its kind from Volvo Trucks North America.

The Volvo VNR Electric produces zero tailpipe emissions and significantly reduces heat, noise and vibrations, creating the cleanest and most comfortable experience for drivers. The vehicle’s 264-kWh lithium-ion batteries, which charge up to 80% within 70 minutes, have an operating range of up to 150 miles based on the truck’s configuration and application. Regenerative braking can increase range by returning power up to 15% back into the battery, depending on the duty cycle. Cutting-edge battery monitoring technology relays the state of health for the energy source in real time, streamlining service needs and maximizing uptime.

Click here to learn more about Volvo Trucks’ road to electromobility and to hear firsthand experiences from professional drivers about the Volvo VNR Electric, watch this video.

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CAPTION: Volvo VNR Electric customers can now take advantage of dozens of funding and incentive programs across North America.

Volvo Trucks North America, headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, is one of the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturers in North America. Its Uptime Services commitment is delivered by a network of nearly 400 authorized dealers across North America and the 24/7 Volvo Trucks Uptime Center. Every Volvo truck is assembled in the Volvo Trucks New River Valley manufacturing facility in Dublin, Virginia, which meets the internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard for quality, 14001 standard for environmental care and holds a dual ISO 50001/Superior Energy Performance certification at the platinum level, indicating a sustained excellence in energy management. Volvo Trucks North America provides complete transport solutions for its customers, offering a full range of diesel, alternative-fuel and all-electric vehicles, and is part of the Volvo Trucks global organization.

Volvo Trucks provides complete transport solutions for professional and demanding customers, offering a full range of medium to heavy duty trucks. Customer support is secured via a global network of dealers with 2,300 service points in more than 130 countries. Volvo trucks are assembled in 13 countries across the globe. In 2020 approximately 94,000 Volvo trucks were delivered worldwide. Volvo Trucks is part of Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. Volvo Trucks´ work is based on the core values of quality, safety and environmental care.