Chautauqua County (New York) Deploys All-Electric Orange EV Class 8 Terminal Truck

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Chautauqua County, New York, has deployed its first all-electric terminal truck, an Orange EV T-Series, at the North County Transfer Station in Fredonia — as part of work being done to meet some of the goals of the Chautauqua County 20/20 Comprehensive Plan.

Very notably here, the deployment makes Chautauqua County the first county government in the US to deploy an all-electric Class 8 truck in its commercial fleet operations.

Also notable is that the new Orange EV terminal truck (yard truck, yard jockey, spotter, etc.) was purchased in part with a rebate provided by New York State’s new low-emissions truck voucher incentive program.

Green Car Congress provides more: “In New York State, fleets have been purchasing Orange EV’s pure-electric terminal trucks for about the cost of a new diesel. From the first day of operation these fleets have been saving up to 90% on fuel and reducing maintenance and repair costs, while realizing a range of health and safety benefits. Chautauqua’s new electric yard truck, which is shuttling trailers at the North County Transfer Station, is expected to work through a full shift on a single charge.”

A second Orange EV terminal truck order from Chautauqua is reportedly in the works for January 2018, with the plan being to deploy it at the South County Transfer Station.

As some background on Chautauqua County for those unfamiliar with it (most people, I would guess) — the county is the westernmost in New York State and serves a total of 2 cities, 15 villages, and 27 towns (covering 1,065 square miles).

For more information on Orange EV’s impressive Class 8 trucks, see: Rail Management Services Orders 9 More Orange EV T-Series All-Electric Yard Trucks.


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