A Fontana truck and trailer dealership with be the location of Volvo’s first pilot all-electric truck in North America.
The zero-emissions vehicle will move parts between the T.E.C. Equipment dealerships in Fontana and La Mirada.
The program to develop an all-electric truck was done in partnership with multiple groups including the South Coast Air Quality Management District. It was made possible in part by a statewide initiative to use cap-and-trade money to fund the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
San Bernardino County is recognized as an area plagued with poor air quality from truck and auto emissions that disproportionately affects disadvantaged communities.
Volvo hopes to have these trucks available for commercial lease in 2021.