Volvo
Volvo Trucks introduces its Turnkey Solutions program with two full-service partners — InCharge Energy and Gilbarco Veeder-Root — to provide a consolidated fleet management process for procuring vendor services, parts, and products for EV charging, in addition to outlook planning for incentives, installation, and interfacing with utility companies to streamline solutions for electric vehicle infrastructure development.

Volvo Trucks introduces Turnkey Solutions for full-service EV infrastructure

Aug. 24, 2023
Helping fleets navigate the uncharted waters of the transition to EVs, Volvo Trucks' Turnkey Solutions is a "one-stop-shop" to get charging infrastructure installed and ready when EV trucks are delivered.

Volvo Trucks' Turnkey Solutions program is a consolidated fleet management process for procuring vendor services, parts, and products for electric vehicle (EV) charging, along with outlook planning for incentives, installation, and interfacing with utility companies to streamline solutions for electric vehicle infrastructure development. 

“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, 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, available to Volvo Trucks North America customers, manages all aspects of the process to develop charging infrastructure and covers charging hardware, software, permitting, installation, all the interaction with the utility companies, and maintaining charging equipment.

Help with getting charging infrastructure from order to operation is also available to customers, 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 and decide which way to move forward for a one-stop-shop solution. 

See also: NACFE releases updated guidance on charging infrastructure

Infrastructure work sometimes starts early to cover lead times, so 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 own program 
  3. Combining the two approaches where the customer manages their own infrastructure development but the charging hardware is acquired through Volvo Trucks’ Vendor Direct Shipping program 

With the Vendor Direct Shipping program, launched in late 2022, 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.  

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

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  
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