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  • Volvo LIGHTS Project Team Wins 2021 Climate Leadership Award for Innovative Partnership

    Volvo Trucks North America today accepted a 2021 Climate Leadership Award for the Volvo LIGHTS (Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions) project in Southern California. The “Innovative Partnership” award was presented by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and The Climate Registry (TCR) during a virtual event to showcase and recognize exemplary corporate, organizational, and individual leadership in reducing carbon pollution and addressing climate change in their operations and strategies.

  • Volvo Trucks to Exhibit VNR Electric and 25th Anniversary VNL 760 at ExpoCam

    Volvo Trucks North America will showcase the VNR Electric, 25th anniversary VNL 760, VNL 860 and VHD model in its booth (No. 1029) at ExpoCam Sept. 22-23 outside of Montreal, Canada.

  • Volvo Trucks to Exhibit the Latest in Powertrain and Electromobility Offerings at TMC

    Volvo Trucks North America will showcase the VNR Electric and 25th anniversary Volvo VNL 760 model in its booth #8045 at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) 2021 Fall Meeting Sept. 12-16 in the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, Ohio. Cutaways of the Volvo I-Shift intelligent automated manual transmission and latest-generation D13 Turbo Compound (D13TC) engine, along with the new Volvo VNR Electric motor, will also be on display.

  • Volvo Trucks’ VNR Electric Will Deliver Zero-Tailpipe Emissions Transportation to New River Valley Plant

    The Volvo VNR Electric, Volvo Trucks North America’s first commercially available battery-electric Class 8 vehicle, will be deployed on local logistics routes servicing the company’s New River Valley (NRV) truck assembly operations in Dublin, Virginia by end the end of 2021. Working with local suppliers and carriers, Volvo Trucks will deploy three zero-tailpipe emission VNR Electric vehicles to transport inbound parts and components daily to the plant where every Volvo truck is assembled in North America. 

  • Volvo Trucks Customer Dependable Highway Express to Transport SunPower Solar Products Using VNR Electric Fleet

    Volvo Trucks North America, Dependable Highway Express (DHE), SunPower Corp. and Kuehne+Nagel today announced a new sustainable freight initiative to transport solar photovoltaics (PV) products using solar-powered Volvo VNR Electric trucks. DHE’s zero-emission, battery-electric Class 8 trucks will run warehouse distribution routes for SunPower from its facility in Ontario, California, where they are recharged daily by 100% renewable electricity generated by on-site solar panels.

  • Volvo Trucks’ Customer Performance Team – A Maersk Company Places Largest Order of VNR Electric Models to Date

    Performance Team – A Maersk Company, a warehousing and distribution company, has placed an order for 16 Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 trucks—the largest commercial order of the North American zero-tailpipe emission model to date. The VNR Electric model from Volvo Trucks North America is the first zero-tailpipe emission, battery-electric Class 8 truck in Performance Team’s fleet, which will be on the road by end of year. When put into service, all 16 vehicles will be carrying regional loads daily to customers across Southern California.

  • Volvo Trucks, NFI Team Up for Run on Less – Electric Showcase

    Volvo Trucks North America, along with third-party supply chain solutions provider NFI, is participating in Run on Less – Electric (RoL-E), an electric truck technology demonstration that showcases advancements in freight efficiency. In 2020, NFI became one of the first fleets in North America to take delivery of Volvo VNR Electrics, which operate out of its Chino warehouse facility that serves as a central distribution center for the Southern California region. The battery-electric Class 8 trucks from Volvo support NFI’s dedicated transportation and port drayage services for customers spanning from manufacturing to retail.

  • Volvo Trucks Announces First East Coast Volvo EV Certified Dealer, Milea Truck Sales and Leasing

    Milea Truck Sales and Leasing, serving New York City and the tri-state area, is the second Volvo Trucks North America dealership and the first on the East Coast to become a Volvo EV Certified Dealer. With this certification, Milea’s sales team is, together with the VTNA electromobility team, fully trained to consult with customers in the transition towards Class 8 electric trucks, evaluate which of their routes are the most ideal for electromobility.

  • Volvo Trucks Delivers the First of Five VNR Electrics to New York Customer Manhattan Beer Distributors

    Volvo Trucks North America today delivered its first Class 8, battery-electric regional hauling truck on the East Coast to its customer Manhattan Beer Distributors. Five zero-emission Volvo VNR Electric trucks are joining the New York City-based beer and beverage distributors’ fleet of more than 400 delivery trucks to service customers throughout New York City, Long Island, and the surrounding counties.

  • Volvo Trucks Names TEC Equipment Fontana as First Volvo EV Certified Dealer

    Volvo Trucks’ largest West Coast dealership, TEC Equipment, has been named the company’s first Volvo EV Certified Dealer in North America. TEC Equipment’s Fontana branch in Southern California is the first location to achieve the electric vehicle certification, signifying that its sales team is fully trained to consult with customers that are considering investing in any of the VNR Electric model configurations. Its service team has also been fully trained and equipped to safely perform battery-electric truck maintenance and repairs for trucks in operations.

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