VTNA Adds Young Trucks to EV Dealer Network

VTNA, Young Trucks
Young Trucks has recently completed the required training and facility upgrades to become the first Volvo Trucks Certified EV Dealer in Ohio. (VTNA)

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Volvo Trucks North America announced it expanded its network of certified electric vehicle dealers into Ohio. Young Trucks, a fourth-generation, family-owned dealership, recently completed the required training and certification program.

The designation signifies the dealership is ready to support customers around its Canton, Ohio, location who are interested in adding Volvo VNR Electric trucks to their local and regional distribution, pickup and delivery, and food and beverage routes, according to VTNA, a unit of Volvo Group.

“Our leasing and rental company, Young Leasing, ordered its first Volvo VNR Electric truck to utilize as a rental unit for area fleet customers,” said Ryan Young, dealer principal for Young Trucks. “This truck will also serve as a demo vehicle for local fleets, enabling them to experience firsthand the power and performance of the Volvo VNR Electric in their real-world routes.”

VTNA has certified EV dealers in California, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia, as well as in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec, Canada, with numerous dealerships across North America finalizing their certifications in 2023, the truck maker noted.

Adding a 10th state to its certified EV dealer network is the “perfect way to close out a year that has seen significant expansion of the electromobility ecosystem that is necessary to support battery-electric trucks,” Peter Voorhoeve, president of VTNA, said in a release. “Our dealerships play a critical role for fleets in every stage of the transition to battery-electric trucks — from selecting the right vehicle configuration to securing incentive funding when available, and then ensuring customers can maximize their uptime once the trucks are deployed.” — Transport Topics

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