Orange EV and Oakland Maritime Support Services (OMSS) announced the deployment of an additional Orange EV T-Series pure-electric terminal truck to its operations serving the port of Oakland. The re-order follows a June 2018 deployment demonstrating significant savings and improved operational efficiency, Orange EV said.
OMSS yard trucks stage containers for thousands of trucks moving to and from the port of Oakland each day. Orange EV pure electrics do not require OMSS to procure and store diesel fuel or exhaust fluid (DEF), conduct oil changes or transmission maintenance, clean diesel particulate filters (DPF) or repair emissions control systems. As a direct result, OMSS has reported increased uptime and reduced fuel and maintenance costs. Proceeds from Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credit sales add to OMSS savings.
“What I’m spending on electricity I’m getting back in LCFS credits,” said Bill Aboudi, president of OMSS. “But even if I didn’t have fuel and maintenance savings, I’d still go with Orange EV electric. The trucks are powerful, they’re much safer and easier to maintain, the drivers love them, and they’re better for the health and well-being of this community.”
OMSS utilized funding from the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) to purchase its Orange EV truck. Additionally, the project was made possible by a grant from the Reformulated Gasoline Settlement Fund. Created as a result of an antitrust class action, the purpose of the fund is to achieve clean air and fuel efficiency benefits for California consumers.
The battery-powered T-Series truck has a gross combined weight rating of 81,000 lb. and can operate at speeds up to 25 mph.