A second CMV Truck & Bus site has become a fully certified Volvo Trucks Electric Vehicle Dealer.
The Clayton dealership joins the Derrimut dealership which was certified in December last year.
As part of its certification, the CMV Clayton workshop, parts and sales teams undertook extensive training and completed all elements of Volvo Group’s rigorous EV certification process.
The Clayton facility offers state-of-the-art equipment and diagnostic tools, comprehensively equipped work bays, underground pits and before long brake and suspension testers.
Further investments in these facilities and equipment have been made in order to service and maintain electric vehicles with the site including dedicated bays for servicing electric trucks in addition in addition to on-site charging stations.
The Volvo Trucks Certified EV Dealer program was designed to ensure that dealerships are fully prepared to support customers with electric trucks.
Sales teams are trained to consult with their customers who are considering adding a Volvo EV to their fleet to ensure they are selecting the right vehicle and charging configuration for their operating requirements.
As part of the certification process, technicians received in-depth technical training to ensure they have the skills and knowledge required to maintain electric vehicles.
Technicians also received training in relation to safety and procedures to follow when working with high-voltage systems.
“Qualified support personnel are vital on our path to zero emissions,” said Martin Merrick, President and CEO, Volvo Group Australia.
“As newer, cleaner mobility solutions emerge we will always ensure that our dealer partners are at the cutting edge in terms of knowledge and competence,” he said.
“I am delighted to see our EV capability grow, ensuring that our customers have the best business partner for their transformation journey.”
The next of CMV Truck & Bus’ eight dealerships in line for the Volvo Trucks Certified EV Dealer status is Dandenong.
“We’re incredibly proud that CMV Truck & Bus is at the forefront of supporting customers in their transition to more renewable energy sources,” said Miles Crawford, CMV Truck & Bus General Manager.
“While both our Clayton and Derrimut dealerships are EV certified, we acknowledge that this is just the beginning,” he said.
“We are focused on supporting our customers and business partners in this transition and we are in the process of rolling out EV certificiation across all of our dealerships.”