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A lineup of Volvo VNR Electrical vans charging at Efficiency Crew’s Santa Fe Springs, California, facility.

Photograph: Volvo Vans North America

Efficiency Crew is working with Volvo Vans North America dealership TEC Gear to combine its rising battery-electric fleet into its Southern California operations.

In March, warehousing and distribution firm Crew Efficiency Crew ordered 126 Volvo VNR Electrics to service its short-haul warehouse distribution routes. The complete order is scheduled to finish supply by the third quarter of 2023. Beforehand, in September 2021, it positioned an order for 16 Volvo VNR Electrics, which on the time was the most important industrial order of the VNR to this point.

As of October 2022, Efficiency Crew has taken supply of its first 30 Volvo VNR Electrical vans, with 16 working from its Santa Fe Springs location and an extra 14 vans set to start working from its Commerce location later this month.

Efficiency Crew labored intently with the gross sales group at TEC Gear-Fontana, a Volvo Vans’ Licensed EV Dealership, and Volvo Vans North America to establish one of the best Volvo VNR Electrical configurations wanted to run its day by day freight routes.

As well as, the companions leveraged Volvo Vans’ Electrical Efficiency Generator (EPG) device, which simulated Efficiency Crew’s real-world routes to find out which of them have been finest fitted to the Volvo VNR Electrical vans. The device takes into consideration operational elements reminiscent of velocity, payload, terrain, and ambient temperature. The EPG additionally considers particular route particulars, together with site visitors patterns, to find out if a possibility cost can be required.

“Introducing any new know-how into your fleet operations can include a studying curve, which we’re positively seeing as prospects make the change from diesel to battery-electric vans,” stated Jared Ruiz, appearing head of electromobility gross sales for North America, at Volvo Vans North America. “TEC Gear and Efficiency Crew are taking a trailblazing function in demonstrating how a dealership and buyer can collaborate to maximise the advantages of battery-electric vans when they’re deployed into fleet operations at scale.”

The scaled deployment of zero-tailpipe-emission Volvo VNR Electrical fashions is a part of Efficiency Crew’s surroundings, social and governance (ESG) technique to decarbonize logistics. Its California-based fleet operates 215 vans, which Efficiency Crew intends to totally transition from diesel to battery-electric vans. The 126 Volvo VNR Electrical vans are step one in that plan, in addition to creating new charging infrastructure to assist its battery-electric fleet.

“Each Volvo Vans and TEC Gear proceed to go above and past to assist Efficiency Crew’s rising battery-electric fleet,” stated Michael Gallagher, head of oblique sourcing, North America, at Efficiency Crew. “One instance is the continuing coaching they’re offering to assist our drivers optimize the vary of the Volvo VNR Electrical, together with how one can leverage regenerative braking advantages so as to add energy again to the battery.”

Efficiency Crew can be making the most of the Volvo Gold Contract, Volvo Vans’ premier service providing for the VNR Electrical mannequin, a turn-key answer for the primary six years of possession that gives prospects with entry to 24/7 assist, together with tow providers, ought to any points come up. As a part of the Volvo Gold Contract, TEC Gear gives complete providers to Efficiency Crew’s fleet together with scheduled and preventative upkeep, towing and automobile restore, together with the automobile’s power storage unit and the entire electromobility system.

As a Licensed Uptime Middle, TEC Gear has a objective of diagnosing buyer vans inside two hours of being introduced in for service to attenuate downtime and get vans again on the highway rapidly. The Uptime Providers bundle from Volvo Vans has been tailored for the Volvo VNR Electrical to incorporate a battery monitoring service.

“It’s thrilling to assist Efficiency Crew transfer past just some battery-electric vans to a full fleet and work out how one can make that practical and cost-effective,” stated Tracey Craik, regional gross sales director, TEC Gear.

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