First Volvo Trucks certified EV dealer in Virginia
By Mike Brezonick31 January 2022
Volvo Trucks North America (VTNA) has expanded its network of Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealers into Virginia, announcing that Nacarato Truck Centers’ Roanoke dealership has completed the required training and certification program.
Nacarato Truck Centers has been instrumental in introducing Volvo Trucks’ VNR Electric model in the state, as it is supporting three trucking carriers that are using the zero-tailpipe emissions vehicle to transport inbound parts and components to the Volvo Trucks New River Valley Assembly Operations (NRV) in Dublin, Va.
“As the first Volvo Trucks dealership in Virginia to become certified to provide sales and service for our VNR Electric model, Nacarato Truck Centers is a key partner as we strive to improve the sustainability of our own supply chain,” said Peter Voorhoeve, president, Volvo Trucks North America. “We look forward to collaborating with them to maximize uptime for the VNR Electric trucks that are a part of our logistics routes at NRV, as well as for our other fleet customers that operate throughout the region.”
Founded in 1976 in Nashville, Tennessee, Nacarato Truck Centers operates a network of Volvo Trucks dealerships and service centers throughout Tennessee, Virginia, Southern Kentucky, Maryland, and Georgia. The dealership group said it is also in the process of getting EV certification for its Hagerstown, Md., and Nashville, Tenn., locations with the intent to complete the certification at all eight of its dealerships.
“Completing the Volvo Trucks Certified EV Dealer program at each of our dealerships is a key goal, as we increasingly receive inquiries about the Volvo VNR Electric from fleets throughout our customer base,” said Pat Daily, chief operating officer, Nacarato Truck Centers. “Our certified locations will be fully prepared to help guide our customers on the Volvo VNR Electric model that best suits their operating needs. In addition, we intend to make a Volvo VNR Electric truck available in our leasing and rental fleet so that multiple customers ca get firsthand experience operating the truck on their daily routes.”