Embrace the Commercial Electric Vehicle Market

Track: ATD Business Essentials and Innovations

Friday, March 11, 2022 8:00 AM - Tuesday, June 14, 2022 9:00 AM

Room:

Location
Debussy 2

Presenters: Ray Grapsy, Ed Ervin

Faced with targets like 30% commercial zero emission vehicles by 2030, and 100% by 2050, original equipment manufacturers are stepping up design and production on pioneering EVs to meet the demands. Franchised dealerships need to prepare for a host of new factors including business relationships, distribution models, infrastructure requirements, sales processes and parts and service expertise. Navigating the legal landscape requires caution and special attention. Hear about the challenges and issues around commercial EV adoption as we examine the wide variety of perspectives on this emerging market.

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Ray Grapsy
Presenter

Ray Grapsy
ATD Dealer Management Consultant

Ray Grapsy brings 35-plus years of medium- and heavy-duty commercial-truck experience to ATD. He has been involved in all aspects of commercial dealership operations, including fixed and variable operations, lease and rental, financial management and heavy industrial equipment sales and service, along with business plan preparation as a consultant. In addition, Grapsy was a leader in establishing the Automotive Technology Program for educating new technicians, as well as other local vocational training programs.

Ed Ervin
Presenter

Ed Ervin
Instructor ATD Dealer Academy

Ed Ervin brings 25-plus years of experience in the commercial truck industry to ATD and NADA. He has worked in small, medium and key market dealerships as a leading revenue-producing sales professional. He has represented national brands including International Truck & Engine Corp, Hino Trucks, Isuzu Commercial Vehicles and Mitsubishi-Fuso. His technology experience includes work as a top-producing dealer account manager at Verizon Connect, (formerly Telogis) a leading telematic service provider, to introduce GPS location-based software to Ford , GM, Hino, Volvo and Mack commercial truck dealerships.