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Volvo Trucks named first certified EV dealer in Central Valley

Volvo Trucks named first certified EV dealer in Central Valley

Volvo Trucks North America has designated Affinity Truck Center’s Fresno, Calif., location as a Volvo Trucks Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealer, signifying that it is ready to support customers interested in adding Volvo VNR Electrics to their local and regional distribution, pickup and delivery, and food and beverage distribution routes. Located in the heart of California’s Central Valley, Affinity Truck Center has been serving the region’s transportation needs since 1980 and is now the first Volvo Trucks Certified EV Dealer in the region.

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KPIT and dSPACE team up for smart charging solutions for electric vehicles

KPIT and dSPACE team up for smart charging solutions for electric vehicles

KPIT Technologies, leading independent software development and integration partner to the automotive and mobility ecosystem, and dSPACE, one of the world’s leading providers of simulation and validation solutions, have teamed up to offer a comprehensive solutions test suite for smart charging. The powerful combination of KPIT conformance test libraries for the dSPACE hardware component – the DS5366 Smart Charging Interface enables this comprehensive solution suite.

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How Electrification Will Change Your Service Operation

How Electrification Will Change Your Service Operation

One of the most promising pieces of good news to come out of 2020 was the announcement of the availability of multiple medium- and heavy-duty electric trucks. OEMs like Daimler, Kenworth, Mack, Peterbilt and Volvo all announced battery electric trucks that are either available now or will be in the foreseeable future, and several of those same OEMs, in addition to Navistar and Cummins, are working on hydrogen fuel cell trucks as well.

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What to Know About Steering System Maintenance

What to Know About Steering System Maintenance

You’ve probably never lost any sleep over a steering maintenance issue. The systems are proven and reliable and don’t require a lot of hands-on contact. Sticking to scheduled fluid and filter changes, lubrication, and visual inspections during regular preventive maintenance inspections is probably all the attention they need — at least when they’re new.

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