In its 10th year of operation, Orange EV’s rental program relieves operators from having to rent expensive and unreliable diesels when extra coverage is required due to seasonal increases, breakdowns with slow repairs, or other demands.  -  Photo: Orange EV

In its 10th year of operation, Orange EV’s rental program relieves operators from having to rent expensive and unreliable diesels when extra coverage is required due to seasonal increases, breakdowns with slow repairs, or other demands.

Photo: Orange EV

Orange EV, manufacturer of heavy-duty electric trucks, has expanded its yard truck rental program to offer an electric spotter rental fleet. These all-electric rentals are now available in 48 states. 

According to the statement, Orange EV’s rental program relieves operators from having to rent diesels when extra coverage is required due to seasonal increases, breakdowns with slow repairs, or other demands. The program offers site personnel onsite driver’s training. Charger installation is straightforward since most sites already have the electrical capacity needed for Orange EV’s “matched pair” solution: portable charging cabinets and low-voltage trucks, all designed and manufactured by the company.

Orange EV’s turnkey solution includes onsite training, portable charging cabinets, and electric yard trucks.

Key Yard Truck Specifications Include:

  • Capacity: 81,000 lbs. GCWR
  • Speed: Up to 18 mph
  • Chassis: 4x2
  • Off-road or On-road
  • A/C and Cold Weather Package
  • Telematics
  • Air Ride Cab 

“Orange EV is bringing to the rental market what we've long-since delivered to purchasers: a lower total cost, more reliable yard truck to replace diesels that continually plague operators with excessive maintenance, downtime, and expenses from costly diesel fuel, finicky emissions control systems, and more,” said Zack Ruderman, vice president of of sales and marketing at Orange EV in a press release. “Renting is also a great way to try before you buy to experience the Orange EV difference. Orange EV is committed to being the one-stop source for all electric yard truck needs — purchases, leases, and rentals.”

Founded in 2012, Orange EV offers 100% electric Class 8 vehicles and electric yard truck rentals. The company now has about 450 electric yard trucks — with 40 in its yard truck rental fleet — operating in all sectors of trailer and container handling operations. In a recent report, NAFCE analysts concluded that electric yard tractors may be a great first step for fleets interested in learning more about electrification in commercial vehicle applications.

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