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 and logistics facilities, and represent an excellent use case for EVs.)
The historic EV will join the Southern California fleet of Lazer Logistics, which has operations in nearly 600 locations, and claims to be North America’s largest provider of outsourced yard management, trailer spotting and shuttling services. Lazer is one of Orange EV’s 230 fleet customers.
“Lazer provides end-to-end solutions in all aspects of yard operations. We are always proactively looking for ways to drive more value to our customers,” said Lazer Logistics CEO Adam Newsome. “Six years ago, one of our clients asked if we could help them meet their sustainability goals to electrify their yard. After doing some research we chose to partner with Orange EV. We have a long, successful relationship with Orange EV, having purchased both their 200th truck and now their 1,000th.”
Orange EV offers “turnkey, cost-saving solutions,” and says that, compared to legacy diesel trucks, its EVs offer increased power, better efficiency and significantly reduced environmental impact. They also boast average uptime of over 98%.
“One thousand heavy-duty EV trucks is a testament to the growing demand for sustainable transportation solutions and the impact we can make by electrifying the terminal truck industry,” said Kurt Neutgens, President and CTO of Orange EV.
Source: Orange EV