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Orange EV produces its 1,000th heavy-duty electric terminal truck

Since Orange EV produced its first electric terminal truck in 2015, we’ve seen many a commercial EV manufacturer boom and bust, as Orange quietly went about its business. Now the company is celebrating the production of its 1,000th electric terminal truck. (Terminal trucks, also known as drayage trucks or yard goats, shuttle cargo around ports… Read more »

Capacity Trucks unveils new battery-electric terminal truck

American truck maker Capacity Trucks, a subsidiary of REV Group, introduced its lithium-ion-powered terminal truck at the ACT Expo in Anaheim, California. The truck is designed for port, intermodal and distribution/warehouse use. It is equipped with a Hyster-Yale powertrain and either a 130 kWh or 260 kWh battery. It is expected to operate over a… Read more »

Penske Truck Leasing adds Orange EV electric terminal trucks to its fleet offerings

Many commercial fleets choose to lease, rather than buy, their trucks, and drayage trucks (aka terminal tractors or yard goats) represent an ideal use case for EVs—so the news that Penske Truck Leasing is now offering Orange EV electric terminal trucks to its fleet customers could portend a significant boost to electrification of trailer-handling operations…. Read more »

Kraft Heinz adopts electric terminal trucks at Ohio distribution center

Food company Kraft Heinz has replaced five diesel terminal trucks with EVs at its distribution centre in Groveport, Ohio. The Orange EV T-Series electric terminal trucks will be operated by Firefly Transportation Services. “This decision by Kraft Heinz demonstrates thoughtful mitigation of the extremely high operational, economic, and environmental costs of using diesel trucks,” said… Read more »

Fleet customer reorders Orange electric terminal trucks after successful Chicago pilot

Kansas City-based Orange EV has announced that Rail Management Services (RMS) has placed a follow-up order for nine additional T-Series electric terminal trucks. RMS, an intermodal lift-on/lift-off contractor with a hostling fleet of over 700 trucks, purchased its first Orange electric truck in July 2016 for use at a railyard in Chicago. “We put the… Read more »

Orange EV now taking orders for its new T-Series electric terminal truck

Kansas City-based Orange EV is now accepting orders for its all-new T-Series electric terminal truck. The company’s initial T-Series, a complete re-manufacture of legacy diesel trucks, has been operating for up to 24 hours per charge in applications such as railroad inter-modal, LTL freight, retail distribution, waste management and warehouse container handling since 2014. Fleets… Read more »

Orange EV electric terminal truck completes demonstration, qualifies for Drive Clean Chicago incentives

Kansas City-based Orange EV’s T-Series electric terminal truck has been approved for financial incentives through the Drive Clean Chicago program, which offers terminal operators a cash subsidy of $45,000 to $75,000 per truck. Orange EV converts legacy diesel trucks to pure electric, stripping the chassis down to bare metal, installing an electric powertrain and reconditioning… Read more »

TransPower’s new electric Class 8 terminal truck

California-based TransPower is one of several electric powertrain manufacturers that are targeting the promising short-haul drayage market (see our recent post on Orange EV and our feature story on Balqon). TransPower’s latest electric Class 8 truck was on display at the University of California, Riverside as part of a launch event for UCR’s Sustainable Integrated… Read more »

Orange EV’s new electric terminal truck

Orange EV, a company based in Kansas City, has announced its new T-Series electric terminal truck. A terminal truck (we prefer the more colorful term “yard goat”) is a short-range tractor used in facilities such as container ports, rail yards and distribution centers to move trailers around as cargo is transferred from one mode of… Read more »

Forum Mobility plans new charging depot for electric drayage trucks at Port of Long Beach

Forum Mobility, a California-based freight electrification infrastructure provider, plans to build a heavy-duty truck charging depot adjacent to drayage carrier terminals at the Port of Long Beach. Supportive funding for the project will be provided by Honolulu-based nonprofit clean technology investor Elemental Excelerator. The fully staffed charging depot will offer 19 dual-port 360 kW chargers… Read more »