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Volvo Trucks North America announced it designated Expressway Trucks as a Volvo Trucks certified electric vehicle dealer.
The dealership’s Waterloo location is the first to be certified in Ontario and is located near Highway 401, one of the busiest traffic corridors in Canada.
“We have had great success running Volvo VNR Electrics in the cold Canadian winters in the Quebec region, providing a proof point to other Canadian fleets that battery-electric trucks perform well in extreme temperatures,” VTNA President Peter Voorhoeve said in a release.
In July, Canada’s Transport Ministry announced a nearly C$550 million purchase or lease incentive program for new medium- and heavy-duty zero-tailpipe emission vehicles. Up to C$200,000 may be awarded for the purchase or lease of an eligible new zero-tailpipe emission vehicle.
“With the recent announcement of substantial rebates for Ontario-based buyers, we expect potential Volvo VNR Electric buyers to become more serious during the next 12 months,” said Barry Peters, Volvo’s new truck sales manager at Expressway.
Two Expressway Trucks technicians, working on different shifts, have completed the training to safely perform battery-electric truck maintenance and repairs for trucks in operations, according to the company. The dealership noted it maintains a stock of key parts and components for the VNR Electric model and has installed 50-kilowatt Heliox chargers to support battery-electric trucks. — Transport Topics
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