Orange EV and Ability Tri-Modal Transportation Services announced the deployment of five Orange EV T-Series pure-electric terminal trucks to three of Tri-Modal’s warehousing and distribution facilities—a combined 750,000 square feet of warehouse space close to the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Ability Tri-Modal uses ten terminal tractors for yard management, which operate up to 20 hours per day, five days a week. In its search for an economic, reliable alternative to diesel, Tri-Modal began tracking electric yard truck development.
The Orange EV deployment is the latest initiative in Ability Tri-Modal’s efforts to “think green” like the Port of Long Beach, operating as efficiently and sustainably as possible. The company has been honored on multiple occasions by the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach for early adaptation to the ports’ Clean Trucks Program, and operates a 100% clean truck fleet, in compliance with rigorous port and state requirements. Looking to the future, Tri-Modal plans to install solar panels to charge its growing fleet of electric equipment with electricity generated on-site.
Ability Tri-Modal utilized funding from the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) to purchase the Orange EV trucks. HVIP is currently open, offering incentive amounts of up to $175,000 per Orange EV terminal truck.