Nacarato Truck Center becomes Volvo Trucks first certified EV dealership in Tennessee

NASHVILLE — Nacarato Truck Centers completed the required training and facility updates to become the first Volvo Trucks Certified Electric Vehicle Dealership in Tennessee with its La Vergne location, servicing the greater Nashville market.

This is the second location to be certified for Nacarato Truck Centers, with its Roanoke, Virginia, location completing certification in January 2022 to become the first Volvo Trucks Certified Electric Vehicle Dealer in Virginia.

“Nacarato Truck Centers continues to be an excellent dealer partner and electromobility leader, becoming the first Volvo Trucks Certified EV Dealer in yet another new state — first in Virginia and now first in Tennessee,” Peter Voorhoeve, president of Volvo Trucks North America, said.

“It is fantastic to see the Nacarato team apply the experience they gained in Virginia, where they are supporting fleet customers who are utilizing Volvo VNR Electrics to transport inbound parts and components to the Volvo Trucks New River Valley Assembly Operations, to be able to quickly expand their network of Volvo Trucks Certified EV Dealerships to their other locations.”

Founded in 1976 in Nashville, Nacarato Truck Centers operates a network of Volvo Trucks dealerships and service centers throughout Tennessee, Virginia, Southern Kentucky, Maryland and Georgia.

The dealership group plans to complete the certification at all eight of its dealerships and is already in the process of certifying its Hagerstown, Maryland, location.

Nacarato Truck Centers has also made investments in its facilities and necessary vehicle diagnostics tools to assist customers with their electromobility journey including installing a 75-kW charging station to support the battery-electric trucks.

The La Vergne location has one bay dedicated to servicing electric trucks and maintains a stock of key parts and components for the VNR Electric model to minimize service times and quickly get customers back on the road.

“Customer inquiries about electric truck availability have definitely increased in the last few months and they are more than just fact-finding conversations,” Pat Daily, chief operating officer at Nacarato Truck Centers, said.

“Customers are interested and ready to begin the transition to integrate battery-electric vehicles into their fleet and that is why we made the investments to become only the second dealer group in North America to have multiple locations certified to support the growing interest in battery-electric trucks.”

During the past year, the network of Volvo Trucks Certified EV Dealers has expanded throughout the U.S. with locations in California, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia, as well as in Quebec, Canada. Several additional North American dealerships are in the process of finalizing their certifications.

To learn more about Volvo Trucks North America and the Volvo VNR Electric, visit the company website.