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 that place a $10,000 refundable deposit by the end of this year can lock in price, production priority, and Orange EV’s telematics service free of charge on trucks ordered by March 31, 2017.
“With addition of the new truck and rise in overall order volume, production capacity is at a premium,” said Orange EV CEO Wayne Mathisen. “Fleets have been telling us for two years that they want a new truck option. Now they can get it in the same industry-leading chassis they already know and rely upon. Orange EV’s Priority Program will help us gauge the demand and allocate resources, while rewarding fleets that help us plan ahead.”
Various financial resources are available to lower the up-front cost of electric trucks, including traditional equipment financing and federal and regional incentive programs. Carbon credits can generate even more savings.
“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,” according to Chief Commercial Officer Mike Saxton. “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.”
Source: Orange EV