Orange EV, a leader in electric Class 8 yard trucks, has unveiled the HUSK-e Series terminal truck designed for efficient cargo transport within confined spaces like ports and rail yards.
Orange EV has unveiled new electric terminal trucks designed for more localised tasks, set to be delivered in Q4 2023. These trucks are specifically engineered for yard and terminal operations, such as transporting cargo within confined spaces like ports and rail yards.
The company, based in Riverside, Missouri, has been at the forefront of electric Class 8 yard trucks since 2015, pioneering their commercial deployment in the United States. The aim is to address the significant pollution and environmental impact associated with traditional diesel-powered yard trucks, which often operate at low speeds and contribute to emissions.
Orange EV’s latest offering, the HUSK-e Series terminal truck, was introduced at the IANA Intermodal EXPO. It is manufactured in their 400,000 sq. ft. global headquarters in Kansas City and designed to meet the rigorous demands of port operations, rail and intermodal sites, and other heavy-duty applications.
The HUSK-e Series has a powerful performance, emphasising driver safety and comfort, with features like reduced noise and vibration, absence of diesel exhaust, improved visibility, and enhanced in-cab experience. Notable performance attributes include an impressive Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) of up to 180,000 lbs., high-speed capability, and an extended 243 kWh battery pack that allows for long and demanding shifts. The use of advanced lithium-ion iron phosphate (LFP) batteries is highlighted for their longevity and safety.
Orange EV emphasises the potential for substantial savings with their electric terminal trucks, projecting over $120,000 in annual savings per truck in fuel and maintenance costs alone in two-shift port operations. The company also takes pride in their quick delivery times and ongoing customer support, noting that their electric trucks are preferred by more than 200 fleets in 35 states and Canada.