Heavy-duty yard truck

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Orange EV, a United States-based manufacturer of electric yard trucks, is launching the HUSK-e Series terminal truck.

Beginning production at Orange EV’s 400,000 sq. ft. global headquarters in Kansas City, the HUSK-e is built to handle the most demanding needs of port operations, rail and intermodal sites, and other heavier duty applications.  

“The HUSK-e complements the current e-TRIEVER offering from Orange EV. HUSK-e has been designed for port and rail power, torque, and load requirements,” said Kurt Neutgens, Orange EV president and CTO.

The HUSK-e Series provides driver safety and comfort with reduced noise and vibration, no diesel exhaust, no transmission, better visibility, a 50% reduction in stopping distance, and a superior in-cab experience.

The HUSK-e has a GCWR up to 180,000 lbs., pulling the heaviest loads including a bomb cart chassis loaded with full-weight twin 20-ft. containers up to 32mph.

The truck is equipped to handle faster-paced, maximum-load operations at steeper grades, saving valuable time with every move.

The 243 kWh battery pack delivers the energy needed for long, hard shifts and can fully recharge in approximately two hours by utilizing 105+ kW CCS1 charging.

Orange EV utilizes lithium-ion iron phosphate (LFP) batteries. Designing and building their own battery packs specifically for the yard dog since 2015, Orange EV’s 820+ commercially deployed electric trucks have more than 3.6 million hours of operation, are all operating on their original battery packs, and come with an industry-leading battery warranty of 7.5 years or 220,000 / 396,000 / 410,000 kWh (specific kWh is dependent on battery pack size).

Hard savings for fuel and maintenance of over $120,000/year per truck are possible in two shift port operations. Additional savings are realized through higher uptime, smoother operation, higher productivity, and operator health and safety.

“Orange EV yard dogs are the truck of choice for more than 200 fleets in 35 states and Canada,” said Wayne Mathisen, Orange EV CEO.

“Why? Orange EV electric trucks provide superior performance along with lower total cost of ownership, speedy on-site mobile service from our highly trained network of technicians, and unparalleled production that delivers trucks within 90-120 days of order. At Orange EV, we partner with our customers from day one to deliver – and continue delivering – the highest quality trucks and service.” 

The HUSK-e Series is ready for orders now, with initial deliveries expected as early as Q4 2023.