Orange EV takes rental program national
By Mike Brezonick24 August 2022
Orange EV, a manufacturer of heavy-duty electric trucks, has expanded its yard truck rental program to offer what the company said is the largest electric spotter rental fleet across the United States. The all-electric rentals are now available in 48 states.
Founded in 2012, Orange EV said it was the first US-based manufacturers of electric Class 8 vehicles and the first to offer electric yard truck rentals. The company said it now has more than 450 electric yard trucks - with more than 40 in its growing yard truck rental fleet - operating in all sectors of trailer and container handling operations.
Orange EV said its rental program relieves operators from having to rent engine-powered trucks when extra coverage is required due to seasonal increases, breakdowns or other demands. Orange EV rental customers can be up and running quickly through a launch process the company said was honed over six years and hundreds of electric truck deployments. Site personnel receive onsite driver training and charger installation is straightforward since most sites already have the electrical capacity needed for Orange EV’s “matched pair” solution, consisting of portable charging cabinets and low-voltage trucks, all designed and manufactured by Orange EV.
The Orange EV yard trucks are based on a 4x2 chassis with a capacity of 81,000 lb. gross combined vehicle weight (GCWR). They can operate on- or off-road at speeds up to 18 mph. Other features include A/C and cold weather packages, air-ride cabs and telematics.
“Orange EV is bringing to the rental market what we’ve long-since delivered to purchasers,” said Zack Ruderman, the VP of sales and marketing at Orange EV. “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.
“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.”