Heliox is the first EV-charger partner in Volvo's Vendor Direct Shipping program.

Heliox is the first EV-charger partner in Volvo's Vendor Direct Shipping program.

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Volvo Trucks North America is offering a new program that will let customers more easily get electric-truck chargers by ordering through their dealers.

The Vendor Direct Shipping program gives fleets the opportunity to procure mobile and fixed charging hardware solutions directly from Volvo Trucks dealers when they purchase Volvo VNR Electric trucks.

Beginning this month, customers will have two chargers from Heliox to choose from initially: a 50kW Mobile DC Fast Charger (Single Port CCS1) or a 180kW Flex DC Fast Charger (up to three CCS-1 dispensers).

Volvo Trucks will continue to expand its offerings and partners as more and more fleets begin to adopt battery-electric trucks.

Customers participating in the program can also work with participating vendors to develop tailored and scalable infrastructure to ensure the battery-electric trucks are being charged up efficiently while making the best use of available power.

Heliox is the first provider to participate and has a team of EV charging experts and partners to ensure the entire project goes smoothly, from delivery, setup, commissioning, testing, training, operations, and beyond.

“The Vendor Direct Shipping program is a simple and effective method of ordering charging hardware for customers purchasing VNR Electric trucks. The Volvo Trucks dealer will be able to log in to the parts portal and order chargers just as they would to order any truck part,” said Peter Voorhoeve, president, Volvo Trucks North America. “As we’ve said from the beginning, the purchase of a VNR Electric is more than just a truck, it’s a total transportation solution, and providing our customers with reliable charging hardware is a key pillar in that process.”

Originally posted on Trucking Info