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Firefly deploys first Class 8 electric truck in Michigan; Orange EV

Orange EV and Firefly Transportation Services announced the deployment of Orange EV T-Series pure electric terminal trucks into yard management operations for a leading manufacturer of consumer packaged goods. Providing emission-free yard management services at manufacturing and distribution facilities in Michigan and California, Firefly will reduce costs and add new KPI (key performance indicator) reporting and tracking capabilities while supporting customer sustainability goals.

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Firefly offers customers Orange EV’s 100% battery-electric yard trucks for spotting operations. For this consumer brand leader, Firefly has delivered the first commercially deployed, pure electric Class 8 truck in the state of Michigan.

Orange EV’s fleet of Class 8 battery-electric trucks, commercially deployed since 2015, recently surpassed 575,000 miles and 161,000 “key on” hours.

Fleets using Orange EV trucks have repeatedly affirmed increased reliability and driver satisfaction as well as reduced maintenance and downtime. With operational cost savings of $20,000 to $60,000 annually, total cost of ownership of an Orange EV electric is often significantly less than that of a diesel.

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