A Volvo VNR Electric outside of Affinity Truck Center.  -  Photo: Volvo

A Volvo VNR Electric outside of Affinity Truck Center.

Photo: Volvo

Affinity Truck Center’s Fresno, California, dealership has achieved both Mack Trucks' and Volvo Trucks' Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealer status.

The designation allows Affinity Truck Center to support the Mack LR Electric refuse vehicle, as well as customers interested in adding Volvo VNR Electrics to their local and regional distribution, pickup and delivery, and food and beverage distribution routes.

To achieve EV certification, dealers are required to meet numerous safety, charging, infrastructure, tooling, and training requirements. Updates to the facility also need to be made.

Affinity Truck Center met routinely with the Mack team during the certification process to ensure their dealership met all the standards at its Fresno site, and the service team also completed Volvo Trucks’ robust training course to safely maintain and repair electric drivetrains and components, as well as invested in the necessary diagnostic tools. The dealership began installation of heavy-duty-capable charging infrastructure to enable customers to charge at the dealership.

Pictured from Affinity Truck Center are Bob Blanchard, master technician and trainer, Kim Mesfin, dealer principal, and Chris Paris, technical service director.  -  Photo: Mack Trucks

Pictured from Affinity Truck Center are Bob Blanchard, master technician and trainer, Kim Mesfin, dealer principal, and Chris Paris, technical service director.

Photo: Mack Trucks

Affinity Truck Center offers 16 service bays in Fresno, two of which are in a separate onsite building to service Mack LR Electric vehicles. The dealership employs 95 people and has 27 technicians, 11 of which are master technicians. Three technicians are EV-certified to work on electric vehicles. The 60,450 square-foot dealership offers $2 million in parts inventory.

The Affinity Truck Center Fresno facility is open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Roadside assistance is available 24/7.

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