Photo: Orange EV

Photo: Orange EV

Kalmar Ottawa and Orange EV announced they are collaborating to deliver zero-emission, electric terminal tractors. The companies are collaborating on the use of Orange EV’s technology in the Kalmar Ottawa T2 terminal tractor.

“We are excited about the experience our two companies bring to bear on freight logistics. Orange EV’s initial offering has been well received by the market. The T-Series, a remanufactured solution which gives operators “a new truck they already know”, has repeatedly proven it can do the job supporting 24 x 7 operations, cost effectively and with zero emissions. The opportunity to work with industry leader Kalmar Ottawa will enable Orange EV to accelerate adoption of electric terminal tractors,” said Wayne Mathisen, chief executive officer for Orange EV.

Kalmar Ottawa invented the terminal tractor in 1958.

“With the increasing demand for cleaner, more efficient trailer spotting at distribution centers, freight yards and ports, aligning ourselves with a company like Orange EV was the logical progression for Kalmar Ottawa. The opportunity to blend our two products and distribution networks is a win-win,” said Dave Wood, vice president sales & marketing, Terminal Tractors Americas Region.

Incentive programs can reduce purchase price to at or below that of a new diesel. The T-Series remains the only terminal tractor solution that qualifies for financial incentives through Drive Clean Chicago (DCC). The incentive amounts recently increased to $150,000 per truck, directly reducing the price to end customers in the City of Chicago and its six counties: Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will. The T-Series is available in on-road and off-road configurations. Both versions are approved for DCC incentives at the $150,000 level. Similar incentive programs exist in other locations nationwide, most notably California and Texas, according to the company.