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Volvo Trucks introduces Turnkey Solutions program for full-service EV infrastructure

Aug. 23, 2023
All VTNA customers are eligible for its Turnkey Solutions program, in which customers will work alongside dedicated EV charging experts every step of the way in rolling out electric trucks to their fleet.

Volvo Trucks launched its Turnkey Solutions program, a consolidated management process for purchasing vendor services, parts, and products for electric vehicle charging and outlook planning for incentives, installation, and interfacing with utility companies to streamline electric vehicle infrastructure development solutions.

The Turnkey Solutions electromobility program has two full-service partners—InCharge Energy and Gilbarco Veeder-Root—and is available to all Volvo Trucks North America customers, VTNA announced in a press release.

"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," said Peter Voorhoeve, president of 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."

The Turnkey Solutions program manages all aspects of the process of developing charging infrastructure. It covers charging hardware, software, permitting, installation, all interactions with the utility companies, and maintaining charging equipment—every step to get charging infrastructure from order to operation, including support with accessing available incentives and writing grant proposals. Customers can receive quotes from both InCharge Energy and Gilbarco Veeder-Root to support their charging needs.

See also: For those skeptical of EVs, Volvo offers 'electromobility ecosystem'

Because infrastructure work for EVs often starts early to cover lead times, the program offers customers charging options to allow both to occur in tandem so the charging infrastructure is installed and ready when the trucks are delivered. When customers sign up for the Turnkey Solutions program, they are paired with a Volvo Trucks dealer who advises them on three pathways for their EV infrastructure development:

  1. Designing the customers' infrastructure plans, presenting funding and financing opportunities, and identifying implementation partners.
  2. Providing guidance and support to the customer as they manage components of their company's program.
  3. Combining the two approaches, the customer manages their infrastructure development, but the charging hardware is acquired through Volvo Trucks' Vendor Direct Shipping program.

The Vendor Direct Shipping program was launched in late 2022 with Heliox and Gilbarco Veeder-Root and complements the Turnkey Solutions program. Through the Vendor Direct Shipping program, customers and dealers can order equipment through the dealership parts portal. Volvo Trucks sales teams can assist customers with the process and determine the type of charger best equipped for the application.

See also: Volvo to sell VNR Electric chargers directly to customers

Participating vendors can potentially help with infrastructure development directly once customers purchase equipment through the Vendor Direct Shipping program.

Volvo Vendor Direct Shipping Hardware options include:

Gilbarco Veeder-Root

  • Kempower 50kW Mobile DC Fast Charger (Single Port CCS-1)
  • Kempower C800 50-600kW charging system with up to 8 ports (CCS-1)
  • ABB Terra 124 120kW DC Fast Charger (Dual Ports CCS-1)
  • ABB Terra 184 180kW DC Fast Charger (Dual Ports CCS-1)

Heliox

  • 50kW Mobile DC Fast Charger (Single Port CCS-1)
  • 180kW Flex DC Fast Charger (Up to 3 Dispensers with CCS-1)
  • 180kW All in One unit (Single port CCS-1 & additional up to 2 DC columns with CCS-1)

InCharge Energy

  • ABB Terra 54 50kW (Single Port CCS-1)
  • ABB Terra 124 120kW DC Fast Charger (Dual Ports CCS-1)
  • ABB Terra 184 180kW DC Fast Charger (Dual Ports CCS-1)
  • ICE-60kW All in One (Dual Ports CCS-1)
  • ICE-120kW All in One (Dual Ports CCS-1)
  • ICE-180kW All in One (Dual Ports CCS-1)
  • ICE-480 480kW Cabinet with up to 4 ports

Both the Vendor Direct Shipping and the Turnkey Solution programs are options that qualified customers can bundle with financing or leasing solutions for electric trucks through Volvo Financial Services.

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