Orange EV and Firefly Transportation Services announced the deployment of Orange EV T-Series pure-electric terminal trucks into yard management operations for a manufacturer of consumer packaged goods. Providing emission-free yard management services at manufacturing and distribution facilities in Michigan and California, Firefly will reduce costs and add new KPI reporting and tracking capabilities while supporting customer sustainability goals.
Firefly offers leading-edge transportation services, providing customers with Orange EV’s 100% battery-electric yard trucks for spotting operations. For this consumer brand leader, Firefly has delivered the first commercially deployed, pure electric Class 8 truck in the state of Michigan.
Orange EV’s fleet of Class 8 battery-electric trucks, commercially deployed since 2015, recently surpassed 575,000 miles and 161,000 “key on” hours. Fleets using Orange EV trucks have repeatedly affirmed increased reliability and driver satisfaction as well as reduced maintenance and downtime. With operational cost savings of $20,000 to $60,000 annually, total cost of ownership of an Orange EV electric is often significantly less than that of a diesel.
Firefly employs industry best practices to deliver superior yard management services while improving safety for operators and site personnel. Orange EV trucks have lower noise and vibration and run on voltages less than 120VDC, significantly lower and safer than the 350VDC to 450VDC used by other vehicle manufacturers, according to the manufacturer.