The Volvo Group and Pilot Co. have signed a letter of Intent to establish a nationwide public charging network to assist the expansion of battery-electric Volvo VNR Electric trucks.
The partners intend to form a strategic alliance that will combine the Volvo Group’s market leadership and experience in medium- and heavy-duty battery-electric trucks and charging solutions with Pilot Company’s extensive network of over 750 Pilot and Flying J locations across North America to instal high-performance charging infrastructure.
Pilot Company plans to implement high-performance charging infrastructure at certain Pilot and Flying J travel centres around the United States, which will be available to all medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.
Based on customer and driver needs, current and anticipated battery-electric truck density, and the availability of public funding to support infrastructure costs, the Volvo Group and its commercial truck brands in North America, Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks, will prioritise selected Pilot and Flying J locations for high-performance charging.
Volvo Trucks North America built the Volvo VNR Electric, which has a current range of up to 440 km, to enable fleets to execute urban and regional distribution with zero exhaust emissions.