Orange EV Launches Class 8 Electric Truck, Provides Fleet Options

Posted by Lauren Tyler on August 18, 2016 No Comments
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Orange EV, a Kansas City, Mo.-based original equipment manufacturer providing heavy-duty electric vehicle (EV) solutions to industrial fleets, is now accepting orders for its all-new T-Series pure electric terminal truck.

“Orange EV’s initial T-Series, a complete remanufacture of existing trucks, has been operating up to 24+ hours per charge at sites from single shift to 24/7 in [the following industries]: railroad intermodal, LTL freight, manufacturing, retail distribution, waste management and warehouse container handling,” the company says.

By placing a $10,000 refundable deposit by YE 2016, fleets lock in price, production priority and Orange EV’s telematics service free of charge on trucks ordered by March 31, 2017.

“Fleets have been telling us for two years that they want a new truck option,” says Wayne Mathisen, Orange EV’s CEO. “Orange EV’s Priority Program will help us gauge the demand and allocate resources while rewarding fleets that help us plan ahead.”

According to the company, fleets in the Priority Program place $10,000 refundable deposits and receive the following:

  • Price stability through year-end budgeting;
  • Installation and remote access for Orange EV’s Fleet Information Management System (FIMS) service, free of charge for five years; and
  • Live user training and initial FIMS usage reports: Orange EV’s FIMS telematics service provides real-time information on truck performance and offers data helping operators quantify cost savings and emissions eliminated while also enabling them to manage and improve truck utilization.

Orange EV says it will continue taking orders as fleets are ready while on a monthly basis querying program participants in sequence for their orders. Financing, incentives, carbon credits and other programs provide fleets with additional assistance and incentives to accelerate deployment of Orange EV’s pure electric terminal trucks.

“Even without incentive programs, the total cost of ownership for Orange EV’s electric vehicles is often less than what many fleets spend to purchase and operate their diesel trucks,” states Mike Saxton, the company’s chief commercial officer. “The incentives help fleets invest in their initial vehicles, but it’s the per-truck savings of up to $60,000 annually that will drive fleet-wide adoption.”

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