The Orange EV T-Series electric terminal tractor. Photo via Orange EV

The Orange EV T-Series electric terminal tractor. Photo via Orange EV

Kalmar Ottawa and Orange EV are collaborating on a zero-emission, electric terminal tractor. The companies will incorporate Orange EV’s technology into the Kalmar Ottawa T2 terminal tractor.

The success of Orange EV’s remanufactured T-Series was the basis for the collaboration, showing that the design was capable of supporting regular terminal operations in real-world LTL freight transportation, distribution, manufacturing and intermodal services.

“With the increasing demand for cleaner, more efficient trailer spotting at distribution centers, freight yards and ports, aligning ourselves with a company like Orange EV was the logical progression for Kalmar Ottawa,” said Dave Wood, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Terminal Tractors Americas Region.

In Chicago and six surrounding coutnies, incentive programs can reduce the purchase price of a T-Series conversion to at or below a new diesel, according to Kalmar. The T-Series qualifies for financial incentives through Drive Clean Chicago with amounts recently increased to $150,000 per truck.

The T-Series is available in on-road and off-road configurations and both versions are approved for DCC incentives at the 150,000 level. Similar incentive programs exist in other locations nationwide in places like California and Texas, according to Kalmar.

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