Orange EV, a heavy-duty electric vehicle solutions company, has announced a multi-year agreement with Georgia-based Lazer Spot to manufacture and deliver more than 25 EV trucks in 2021 and 2022.
Lazer Spot has had Orange EV trucks in service for multiple years with great success, according to Orange EV.
Lazer Spot is prepared to eliminate diesel emissions in a way that also helps its customers’ bottom lines. Electric yard trucks are the perfect application of EVs because they:
- Travel short distances - Electric terminal trucks do not have to travel long distances before they reach a charging station. Both are located within the yard.
- Reduce costs – The trucks deliver lower total cost of ownership due to reduced costs for fuel, maintenance, and repair, plus soft dollar savings from liability/work comp, safety, health care, etc.
- Are more reliable than diesel – EVs offer increased uptime and no more headaches from dealing with unreliable and costly diesel emissions control systems.
- Produce zero emissions – EVs are better for health and the environment. Driver retention and satisfaction are increased, and absenteeism is reduced.
Based on Orange EV’s data and customer case studies from its first six years of deployment, its customers are benefitting from more than a 75% reduction in downtime versus diesel yard trucks, and as much as an 80% reduction in maintenance and repair costs. Plus, using electricity instead of diesel is saving about 90% in fuel-related costs.
Orange EV expects the next round of trucks to be delivered to Lazer Spot starting in Q4 2021.