Volvo Trucks equips UK dealerships with chargers
Volvo Trucks has partnered with Swarco Smart Charging and Clarke EV to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure at 27 of its wholly-owned dealerships in the UK. The charging infrastructure project is part of a million-pound investment to support the move to an electric courtesy car fleet.
While customers’ trucks are being serviced, they will have the option of booking a courtesy car. Here the truckmaker will give customers access to a fleet of 130 Renault Zoe electric cars, which the company says will be entering service over the coming months.
A total of 180 Swarco Smart Charging EV charging points will be installed by Clarke EV, accross Volvo dealerships across the Volvo Truck and Bus Centre North & Scotland and Volvo Truck and Bus Centre South & East dealer networks. These will include a mix of AC charging posts and DC charging stations. Installation should be completed by June this year.
John Twitchen, Group Truck Purchasing Manager – Indirect Products & Services at Volvo Group says that the next stage after the installation of the chargers and putting the electric cars into service will be electrifying the van fleet across UK dealerships.
Volvo Trucks has been pursuing electromobility plans to transition half of all sales to electric products by 2030. The company began the serial production and delivery of electric trucks in 2019, and is now reaping the benefit of being able to cater to the surge in interest for clean trucks. Across the pond in the USA, Volvo Trucks today revealed an order for 110 of its heavy-duty VNR Electric trucks.