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Drive Clean Chicago Orange EV Approval

August 12, 2014 in Electric Drive, EVs, money available by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Incentives of $45,000 to $75,000 per Vehicle

Kansas City-based Orange EV said Tuesday that its T-Series battery vehicle “is the first and only terminal truck solution qualifying for financial incentives through Drive Clean Chicago” – making buyers eligible for incentives ranging from $45,000 to $75,000 per unit.

Orange EV reports that its T-Series battery electric terminal trucks are eligible for incentives of up to $75,000 under the Drive Clean Chicago initiative in Illinois.

Orange EV reports that its T-Series battery electric terminal trucks are eligible for incentives of up to $75,000 under the Drive Clean Chicago initiative in Illinois.

The T-Series truck is said to be “functionally equivalent to current diesel terminal trucks but delivers far greater value.

“Orange EV drivers and fleet managers have the power to haul the same load while spending 90% less in fuel and eliminating both diesel fuel and emissions.”

Demonstrated by ITS in Kansas

Orange EV works with chassis built by companies including Kalmar and Capacity of Texas, and uses lithium ion batteries, says chief commercial officer Mike Saxton.

The trucks have been successfully demonstrated by ITS Technologies & Logistics’ intermodal facility in Edgerton, Kans.

“Orange EV’s T-Series demonstrated it has the endurance and power we need,” ITS intermodal operations VP Ron Teague says in an Orange EV release.

160 Kilowatt-Hours

“We needed to see that Orange EV’s all-electric terminal truck could do the job and get through a shift on a single charge,” Teague said. “They’ve convinced our team.”

The truck lifted and pulled many oversized loads, Orange EV says, completing more than 400 total runs and showing that its 160-kilowatt-hour battery can go ten hours or more on a single charge.


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Source: Orange EV with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

 

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