Volvo Trucks reveals turnkey US charging solutions
Volvo Trucks North America has launched its Turnkey Solutions program, a consolidated fleet management process for procuring vendor services, parts, and products for electric vehicle charging.
The truckmaker’s solution also involves outlook planning for incentives, installation, and interfacing with utility companies to streamline solutions for EV infrastructure development.
Two full-service partners are responsible for Volvo Truck’s Turnkey Solutions electromobility program: InCharge Energy and Gilbarco Veeder-Root. The palette of charging solutions is available to all Volvo Trucks North America customers.
“Identifying sources for charging infrastructure can be an overwhelming task for fleet managers, so now all aspects of EV charging are covered through the Turnkey Solutions program,” Peter Voorhoeve, president, Volvo Trucks North America. “We simplified the process for customers, allowing them to easily turn to our solution-oriented vendor partners who understand key aspects of the EV charging industry. This makes the electromobility transition easier for fleet managers, allowing them to focus on their daily business operations while a dedicated team solves their infrastructure installation and energization.”
Volvo Trucks recently added InCharge Energy to its Turnkey Solutions and Vendor Direct Shipping programs. InCharge Energy develops commercial EV charging systems to provide solutions tailored to commercial fleets.
“By participating in the Volvo Trucks Turnkey Solutions program, we will deliver scalable hardware, software, and service solutions for fleets of two trucks to 5,000 vehicles, and Volvo Trucks’ Vendor Direct Shipping program makes us easier to do business with for fleets,” said Terry O’Day, chief operating officer of InCharge Energy. “The programs and companies complement each other and make the transition to electric charging infrastructure simpler for fleets.”
“Fleet operators play a crucial role in building out the nation’s electric vehicle infrastructure as they expand their battery-electric fleets, and we believe this program will provide them a simple solution,” said Deepesh Nayanar, head of e-mobility, North America at Gilbarco Veeder-Root. “Gilbarco Veeder-Root strives to make the transition to electrification easier for Volvo Trucks’ customers by providing them with its trusted brand of hardware options, the EVerse fully connected EV charging ecosystem and broad coast-to-coast service coverage as part of the Turnkey Solutions Program.”
Volvo Trucks North America has been relatively quick to respond to the needs of commercial truck fleet operators. The truck maker has a range of fully electric trucks that have recently seen a 253 per cent increase in sales. Mac Trucks is also part of the Volvo Group, and partnered up with Heliox and Gilbarco for charing solutions earlier this year.