Orange EV Says Its Terminal Trucks Are Eligible for Vouchers
Orange EV said after three new approvals, all of its electric terminal trucks are now eligible for California’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project intended to provide large point-of-sale discounts for qualified technologies that improve air quality.
However, the state program’s current funding has been exhausted and voucher requests will be placed on a waiting list, according to posting on the program’s website in late December. In a related post, the program said it expected $4.65 million in additional funding by mid-November.
With an HVIP voucher, fleets can save up to $140,000 per truck, paying as little as $104,950 for a new standard-duty, 80 kilowatt hour, T-Series emission-free terminal truck, the Kansas City, Missouri-based company said.
“All of Orange EV’s on-road truck configurations are HVIP-approved so fleets can select the best fit option, whether that's new or re-powered — remanufactured — with larger or smaller battery packs, all at significantly reduced price,” Mike Saxton, Orange EV chief commercial officer, said in a statement.
Similar point-of-sale discount programs exist in other major metropolitan service areas around the country including Chicago and the state of New York, the company said.