Last year, Orange EV debuted its T-Series all-electric truck, which is designed for use in off-road hauling at intermodal, distribution, parcel/package delivery, trucking and other terminals. Now, Orange EV says operators moving trailers among different facilities and requiring on-road access can also opt for a T-Series truck.
The T-Series remains the only terminal truck solution that qualifies for financial incentives through Drive Clean Chicago (DCC). The incentive amounts recently increased to $150,000 per truck, directly reducing price to the end customer. The on-road T-Series is also approved for DCC incentives at the $150,000 level.
Operators know terminal trucks by many names including: hostler, yard truck, mule, spotter, yard horse, yard dog, shifter, buggy and more. Diesel trucks traditionally used to move semi trailers around a yard are dirty, cause cancer and can have difficulties operating in cold weather. Orange EV electric terminal trucks provide power on demand while being better for people, the environment and bottom line financials. Removing an older, heavy-use diesel terminal truck is comparable to taking almost 100 passenger vehicles off the road and eliminating 832 tons of CO2, 23 tons of NOx, and 13 tons of CO over a 10-year period.
Orange EV’s electric terminal truck has been tested and proven in a range of fleet operating environments including LTL (less than truckload( freight transportation, distribution, manufacturing, and intermodal services. These customer tests showed that an electric terminal truck can reliably do the job of current diesel trucks while delivering far greater environmental and financial value.