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September 7, 2021 2:00 PM, EDT

Orange EV Yard Trucks Surpass 3 Million Miles of Usage

An OrangeEV electric yard truck Orange EV says their yard trucks have maintained an uptime of 97% to 99%. (Cowboy Media Productions)

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LONG BEACH, Calif. — Orange EV announced several milestones achieved for its yard trucks: 3 million miles of usage, 1 million hours of operation, and an average uptime of 97% for trucks built since 2018 and 99% for trucks built since 2020.

Uptime for diesel-powered yard trucks is often within the 75-80% range, according to the Kansas City, Mo.-based company.

Yard trucks also generally operate within the confines of a facility’s freight-cargo yard, moving containers short distances at speeds in the range of 5-25 mph. Surpassing 3 million EV miles is a significant accomplishment given the slow-speed, stop-start nature of yard truck operation, the company said. 

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