Chautauqua County has deployed an Orange EV T-Series battery-electric terminal truck at the North County Transfer Station in Fredonia, N.Y., replacing a 15+-year-old diesel truck. The switch to an electric truck eliminates yard truck emissions and diesel fuel consumption while advancing efforts to meet the energy, environmental, and economic goals established in the Chautauqua County 20/20 Comprehensive Plan. With this deployment, Chautauqua County becomes the nation’s first county government to introduce 100% electric, Class 8 trucks into fleet operations, according to Orange EV.
The Orange EV electric terminal truck, also known as a yard jockey, spotter, or yard truck, was purchased at a discount enabled by New York State’s voucher incentive program.
In New York state, fleets have been purchasing Orange EV’s pure-electric terminal trucks for about the cost of a new diesel truck. Chautauqua’s new electric yard truck, which is shuttling trailers at the North County Transfer Station, is expected to work through a full shift on a single charge.
“The Orange EV truck is much smoother, quieter, and cleaner than the old diesel truck and will create a better, healthier environment for employees and the surrounding community,” said George Spanos, public facilities director for the county. “We are already planning to order a second Orange EV yard truck in January 2018 to be deployed at the South County Transfer Station.”