Orange EV, an electric vehicle (EV) truck manufacturer in the United States, has expanded into the Canadian market.
Recently, Orange EV announced plans to move to a larger U.S. production facility in the second quarter of 2023 as a result of increasing terminal truck demand.
Because Orange EV trucks are designed to eliminate diesel emissions during operations, the demand for electric trucks has spread globally.
To head Canadian operations, Orange EV has hired Roberto Bragagnolo as its Country General Manager. He previously served as GM of Finning, a Caterpillar dealer, and before that spent two years with Export Development Canada involved in global trade across clean energy and advanced manufacturing.
Bragagnolo also has more than 23 years of experience working for Siemens, rising from Regional Manager-Latin America to Head of Energy Storage.
Orange EV’s Canadian Division
The company’s Canadian division, Toronto-based OEV Canada Inc., is now operational, and in addition to providing vehicles for purchase, will be providing in-country service and parts support.
Yard trucks are used to move trailers and containers at:
- Distribution centers.
- Manufacturing plants.
- Rail intermodal sites
Commercially deployed for more than seven years, Orange EV’s matched-pair solution of trucks and chargers offers a reliable and cost-effective solution to traditional diesel units, achieving payback often in less than three years in heavy-use operations, even without incentives.
“Orange EV has long anticipated this expansion in Canada, and with the company’s proven presence in cold-weather markets such as Minnesota, western New York, and already in Ontario, it’s a natural move that will benefit North American customers and the environment alike,” stated Country GM Roberto Bragagnolo in a press release.
“Orange EV’s mission is to be a leader in the effort to positively impact climate change on a global scale, manufacturing heavy-duty EVs that are a superior financial and operational choice,” said Orange EV co-founder and CTO Kurt Neutgens in a press release.
“Canadian fleets have been telling us they want to experience the Orange EV difference, and with $100,000-per-truck discounts through Canada’s incentives for Medium-and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicles (iMHZEV) program now available, demand has rapidly intensified,” Neutgens added.