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May 8, 2020 12:30 PM, EDT

Orange EV Places First Electric Terminal Truck in Missouri

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Orange EV announced Terminal Consolidation Co. deployed an Orange EV T-Series battery-electric terminal truck to move shipping containers at TCC’s Kansas City, Mo., operation.

Terminal Consolidation, which serves the intermodal industry, removed a 20-year-old diesel from operation and became the first fleet in Missouri to deploy a 100%-electric Class 8 truck, according to Riverside, Mo.-based Orange EV.

“We applaud forward-looking fleets like Terminal Consolidation and are proud to not only deliver an emission-free truck, but also increase the environmental benefit by reusing the cab and frame from their 1999 diesel,” Wayne Mathisen, CEO of Orange EV, said in a release.

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“Although most customers purchase new Orange EV electric trucks, fleets can further reduce costs by providing an older diesel for Orange EV to thoroughly remanufacture,” he said.

During the remanufacture, or repower process, OEV eliminates the diesel engine, transmission, radiator, and systems for diesel fueling, exhaust and emission control. With fewer, mostly maintenance-free elements, Orange EV’s moderate-use fleets report annual savings of $20,000 to $40,000 per truck on fuel, maintenance, repair and downtime. Heavy-use 24/7 operations can save up to $60,000 per truck per year. — Transport Topics

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