Volvo Starts Sales of NRV-Made Electric Trucks

NRV Based Manufacturers Spark Buzz Announcing Advancements to Electric Truck Technology

Pulaski County, VA – The Virginia Economic Review recently featured an article titled, “Electric Trucks, Connected Vehicles Disrupt Auto Industry,” which highlights two local electric vehicle manufacturers in the NRV. The article shared how two NRV based advanced manufacturers Volvo Trucks and the Trova Commercial Vehicles are both working to research, test, and advance the field of electric fleet technology.

Research and Markets projects a growth rate of nearly 150% for the electric truck market between 2020 and 2026. New technology and mechanical advancements, while exciting, don’t have to be vastly different than the drivers are used to. Bret Pope, Director of Electric Vehicles for Volvo Trucks North America, addresses this in the article;

“We don’t want to make anything radically different in terms of what drivers are used to, drivers will find very similar characteristics to the trucks of today”.
Trova Commercial vehicles is another NRV based manufacturer that plans to enter the commercial electric truck sector by converting existing trucks from diesel to electric by utilizing their proprietary “modular chassis”. Trova is still building its first modular chassis for a customer and expects to debut its full conversion prototype later this year.

Read the full article about the advances that Volvo and Trova are making to electric fleet vehicles here.

Learn more about the advanced manufacturing industry in Virginia’s New River Valley here.


Virginia’s New River Valley: Virginia’s New River Valley is an eclectic mix of interconnected small towns that each offer their own unique vibe and appeal. The region provides an abundance of cultural and social offerings due to the presence of three world-class universities, while retaining the charm and benefits of small-town living. The NRV is home to a diverse and innovative business community with companies that range from high-tech startups to foreign-based corporations to specialty agribusiness. These organizations benefit from the collaborative spirit of our region and a loyal, highly skilled, and educated workforce. The scenic beauty of the region also fosters a deep connection to nature, which is deepened by access to outdoor recreation and the preservation of our natural environment. It’s clear why Virginia’s New River Valley is “A Natural Fit.”

Onward NRV: Onward NRV is a public/private, regional economic development organization whose mission is to attract and retain world class jobs, investment, and talent in Virginia’s New River Valley. It’s also a movement where leaders from business, government, and higher education work together to promote the economic vitality of the region.
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