Orange EV, which we stumbled across about year and a half ago, has announced the launch of all-new class 8 heavy duty truck.
According to the company, these all-electric vehicles could be used over 24 hours on a single charge (81,000 LB GCWR) and up to 25 MPH.
Orange EV is currently accepting $10,000 refundable deposits on the new product, but doesn't provide specific price ranges or battery sizes.
Although we have heard in the past of batteries as large as 160 kWh; one assumes this new truck has an even larger battery on board.
"Orange EV the leading OEM in electrification solutions for industrial fleets today announced the firm is accepting orders for its all-new T-Series pure electric terminal truck. Orange EV’s initial T-Series, a complete remanufacture of existing trucks, has been operating up to 24+ hours per charge at sites from single shift to 24×7 in: railroad intermodal, LTL freight, manufacturing, retail distribution, waste management and warehouse container handling. By placing a $10,000 refundable deposit by YE 2016, fleets lock in price, production priority, and Orange EV’s telematics service free of charge on trucks ordered by March 31, 2017.
“With addition of the new truck and rise in overall order volume, production capacity is at a premium,” said Wayne Mathisen Orange EV chief executive officer. “Fleets have been telling us for two years that they want a new truck option. Now they can get it in the same industry-leading chassis they already know and rely upon. Orange EV’s Priority Program will help us gauge the demand and allocate resources, while rewarding fleets that help us plan ahead.”
Fleets participating in the Priority Program place $10,000 refundable deposits and enjoy:
- price stability through year end budgeting, and
- installation and remote access for Orange EV’s FIMS service, free of charge for five (5) years, and
- live user training and initial FIMS usage reports. Orange EV’s Fleet Information Management System (FIMS) telematics service provides real time information on truck performance. The data available via FIMS helps operators quantify cost savings and emissions eliminated while enabling them to manage and improve truck utilization.
Orange EV will continue taking orders as fleets are ready, while on a monthly basis querying program participants in sequence for their orders. In this way the program helps new fleets begin the process, while ensuring those that are ready may begin their deployments as soon as possible."
Bonus Video (below): An Orange EV T-Series truck in action