Orange EV is accepting orders for its all-new T-Series battery-electric terminal truck. Orange EV’s initial T-Series, a complete re-manufacture of existing trucks, has been operating up to 24+ hours per charge at sites from single shift to 24x7 in: railroad inter-modal, LTL freight, manufacturing, retail distribution, waste management and warehouse container handling. 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 31 March 2017.
Fleets in the Priority Program place $10,000 refundable deposits and enjoy:
price stability through year end budgeting;
installation and remote access for Orange EV’s FIMS service, free of charge for five (5) years; and
live user training and initial FIMS usage reports
Orange EV’s Fleet Information Management System (FIMS) telematics service provides real time information on truck performance. The data available via FIMS helps operators quantify cost savings and emissions eliminated while enabling them to manage and improve truck utilization.
Orange EV will continue taking orders as fleets are ready, while on a monthly basis querying program participants in sequence for their orders. In this way the program helps new fleets begin the process, while ensuring those that are ready may begin their deployments as soon as possible.
Financing, incentives, carbon credits and other programs provide fleets additional assistance and incentives to accelerate deployment of Orange EV’s pure electric terminal trucks. Traditional equipment financing helps reduce initial cash outlay and fund the balance of purchase from cost savings. Federal and regional programs exist to further reduce purchase price and spur adoption.
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. 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.—Mike Saxton, chief commercial officer