Patrick Collignon, former chief operating officer for Volvo Trucks North America, has launched Trova Commercial Vehicles (TrovaCV) in Pulaski County, Va. The new company offers customized engineering and manufacturing expertise for commercial vehicles, specifically fully electric trucks.
TrovaCV will offer its industrial model and manufacturing capability to other commercial vehicle OEMs while developing its own fully electric vehicle. The company will focus on the engineering, design and production of fully electric commercial vehicles with the goal of achieving mass production cost-effectively. TrovaCV will offer its industrial model and manufacturing capability to other commercial vehicle OEMs while developing its own fully electric vehicle.
“This is an exciting time as the electric commercial vehicle market is being reshaped,” says Collignon. “While technology and innovation have made it possible to convert fuel-powered commercial vehicles into electric vehicles, we haven’t seen a production model capable of producing the required volume of fully electric commercial vehicles to meet the demand.”
Collignon has more than 30 years of international experience in the commercial vehicle industry with General Motors and the Volvo Group. Before launching TrovaCV, he served as senior vice president of operations for Volvo Trucks, where he led a strategic initiative to develop and manufacture the new Mack medium-duty truck platform.
Photo: TrovaCV’s landing page