Former Volvo Vehicles exec launches electrical truck startup

Patrick Collignon, former COO for Volvo Vehicles North and South America, has launched a startup referred to as Trova Industrial Automobiles. The brand new firm, which is positioned at a enterprise incubation middle in Fairlawn, Virginia, presents custom-made engineering and manufacturing experience for electrical vans. TrovaCV will supply its industrial mannequin and manufacturing functionality to different business automobile OEMs, and likewise develop its personal totally electrical automobile.

Collignon has greater than 30 years of worldwide expertise within the business automobile trade with GM and the Volvo Group. He has incubated a number of corporations, and held board positions in financial and trade federations. In 2007, he was instrumental in making the Volvo plant in Ghent, Belgium, a carbon-neutral automotive plant.

“That is an thrilling time, as the electrical business automobile market is being reshaped,” says Collignon, founder and CEO of the brand new firm. “Whereas expertise and innovation have made it doable to transform fuel-powered business automobiles into electrical automobiles, we haven’t seen a manufacturing mannequin able to producing the required quantity of totally electrical business automobiles to satisfy the demand. We imagine that our engineering strategy will supply OEMs the chance to construct a better quantity of electrical automobiles at a decrease price. On the similar time, we are going to make the most of our chassis design expertise to attain a whole EV construct design from the bottom up.”

Supply: Trova Commercial Vehicles