Indiana Firm Operates Multiple Units, New York Approves Vouchers
Indiana-based Nolan Logistics is taking delivery of its either 100% battery-electric T-Series terminal truck, reports Kansas City-based manufacturer Orange EV.
Nolan has been operating Orange EV trucks across multiple 24×7 distribution centers since early 2016, Orange says, “logging over 8,000 hours to date.”
“Electric is the future of transportation from passenger cars to heavy duty vehicles,” Nolan president Wayne Nolan says in an Orange release. “We’re growing our fleet across the country as fast as we can.”
Battery Power is a ‘Differentiator’
“Nolan’s deployments of Orange EV’s electric terminal trucks differentiates them from others in the industry,” said Orange EV CEO Wayne Mathisen. Orange notes that Nolan owns, maintains and operates terminal trucks at customer facilities, “often larger consumer brands.”
“Stricter air quality rules, purchase incentives, strong and growing concern for the environment, and the simple economics all make a very compelling case for going electric,” said Nolan.
New York Joins HVIP and Drive Clean Chicago,
Orange noted too this month that its trucks are now eligible for as much as $150,000 per unit via NYSEV-VIF, the New York State Electric Vehicle – Voucher Incentive Fund. The application deadline is December 31.
Purchase support for Orange ECV’s battery-electric terminal tractors is also available via the Drive Clean Chicago (F&F, August 12) and the California Air Resources Board’s HVIP (F&F, August 24) initiatives.
‘Total Cost of Ownership Is Often Less’
“Fleets taking advantage of the discounts avoid the financial and operational burden of Tier 4 diesel emission systems while saving up to 90% net in fuel, and more in a broad range of other areas,” said Orange EV chief commercial officer and VP Mike Saxton.
“Because total cost of ownership is often less than for a diesel, fleets have begun deploying Orange EV’s electric trucks even without incentives, using existing capital and expense budgets,” he said, noting that “traditional equipment financing programs are also available.
“Companies electing to use incentive programs,” Saxton said, “are renewing fleet assets and lowering annual operating costs with a significantly lower capital investment.”
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Source: Orange EV with Fleets & Fuels follow-up