Photo: Orange EV

Photo: Orange EV

ITS Technologies & Logistics (ITS) and Orange EV have announced the successful demonstration of Orange’s T-Series electric terminal truck at ITS’ Edgerton, Kansas intermodal operations.

“Terminal trucks are critical to the services ITS provides to our rail intermodal customers," said ITS Senior Vice President of Intermodal Operations Ron Teague. "Terminal trucks work long hours, often in harsh 24 x 7 industrial environments. We needed to see that Orange EV’s all-electric terminal truck could do the job and get through a shift on a single charge. They’ve convinced our team. Orange EV’s T-Series demonstrated it has the endurance and power we need.”

Orange EV’s T-Series consistently lifted and pulled the GCWR of 81,000 pounds at the site-designated 20 mph speed. Over the course of the two week demonstration, the truck lifted and pulled many oversized loads, completing over 400 total runs and showing its 160 kWh battery would go 10 hours or more on a single charge, according to Orange EV.

“Our drivers are excited,” said Dustin Melton, ITS Area Vice President overseeing the onsite demonstration. “We believe electric vehicles offer a range of economic, environmental, and operator benefits, and we’ve been working with Orange EV to ensure their truck meets our needs. Our drivers proved that moving to electric truck operations will be a short learning curve. They were enthusiastic about driving a cooler, quieter, low vibration, zero-emission vehicle.”

ITS is a provider of rail intermodal terminal services. ITS employs nearly 2,000 people and handles more than 7 million lifts and 1.5 million vehicles each year at more than 60 facilities across the U.S. and Mexico. ITS has long-standing relationships with all major North American railroads, including BNSF, CN, CSX, KCS, KCSM, NS, Triple Crown, and UP.