EV milestone for Victorian dealership

CMV Truck & Bus Derrimut has become Australia’s first fully certified Volvo Trucks Electric Vehicle (EV) dealer in Australia.

A team of employees across the workshop, parts and sales departments at CMV Truck & Bus have undertaken extensive training to become the first certified dealer in the country.

“We’re thrilled to have achieved all elements of Volvo Group’s rigorous EV certification process, allowing us to be the first certified Volvo Truck dealership in Australia,” said Ross Greig, CMV Truck & Bus Derrimut branch manager.

CMV Truck & Bus Derrimut’s purpose-built facility offers state-of-the-art equipment and diagnostic tools, comprehensively equipped work bays, overhead cranes, underground pits and brake and suspension testers.

Further investments in these facilities and equipment has been made in order to service and maintain electric vehicles, with the site including dedicated bays for servicing electric trucks in addition to on-site charging stations.

The Volvo Trucks Certified EV Dealer program was designed to ensure 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 model configuration for their operating requirements.

As part of the certification process, technicians received extensive technical training to ensure they have the skills and knowledge required to maintain electric vehicles.

Technicians also received training in relation to safety procedures to follow when working with high-voltage systems.

“Our dealers are the backbone of our business,” said Martin Merrick, president and CEO Volvo Group Australia. “Qualified support personnel are vital on our path to zero emissions, and 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.

“I congratulate CMV Truck and Bus Derrimut on becoming our first EV certified workshop.”

CMV Truck & Bus are a division of the CMV Group, a third-generation family-owned business.

With seven dealerships across metropolitan and regional Victoria, CMV Truck & Bus is now working towards achieving the Volvo Trucks Certified EV Dealer status for its Clayton dealership.

“We’re firmly focused on supporting our customers in the transition to more renewable energy sources and the new Volvo electric trucks are a significant step in this process,” added Miles Crawford, CMV Truck & Bus general manager. “We look forward to achieving EV certification for our other CMV Truck & Bus dealerships in the near future.”

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