Orange EV Approved for Calif. Incentives

    29 Aug by Vitaliy Dadalyan Tags:

    Orange EV Approved for Calif. Incentives

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    Orange EV Class 8 pure-electric heavy-duty terminal truck. (PHOTO: Orange EV)

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    Orange EV announced that California fleets can save at least $95,000 per truck on the purchase of brand new T-Series pure electric terminal trucks with the extended-duty battery pack.

    Orange EV electric terminal trucks have been operating up to 24-plus hours per charge at sites from single-shifts to 24x7 use in railroad intermodal, LTL freight, manufacturing, retail distribution, waste management, and warehouse container handling. Businesses and organizations with fleets in California can get a preliminary voucher amount of $95,000 per truck, increasable up to $120,000 and stackable with other incentive programs to lower initial purchase price.

    Businesses and organizations with fleets in California can get a preliminary voucher amount of $95,000 per truck, increasable up to $120,000 and stackable with other incentive programs to lower initial purchase price.

    “California HVIP vouchers dramatically simplify and speed up the process of obtaining funds, thereby accelerating vehicle deployment,” said Mike Saxton, Orange EV chief commercial officer. “Orange EV's T-series and the corresponding voucher amount are all pre-approved, eliminating uncertainty and enabling fleets to execute deployment plans without having to go out-of-pocket for the additional capital.”

    The voucher request including purchase terms & conditions is a total of four pages long; vouchers can be approved within days. Participating fleets commit to operating trucks in California for a minimum of three years, after which they may redeploy vehicles as needed. HVIP funds are paid directly to Orange EV thus directly reducing the capital fleets need to purchase T-Series trucks.

    Orange EV has consistently been the first OEM approved, funded and delivering commercially available terminal trucks under incentive programs that can pay more than half of vehicle purchase price. The balance can be financed, further reducing initial cash outlay and helping fleets pay the balance from savings in large expense ...Read the rest of this story

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    Efficiency Starts With Spec’ing

    Fuel efficiency starts with the new truck ordering process

    I recently saw a press release about an online tool from Mack that allows fleets to play “what if” with a variety of components on a truck to see their impact on fuel efficiency.

    I know other truck makers have something similar, but this particular tool was in the news recently. It got me thinking about the importance of spec'ing in the fuel efficiency equation.

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    MiX Telematics Announces Free Add-On

    MiX Telematics, a global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, announced a new, free add-on to its MiX Fleet Manager solution: MiX Insight Agility.

    The new solution creates a data cube that's accessible via Microsoft Excel and automatically updated with fresh fleet data. By enabling fleet managers to pull together multiple data sources in one place, MiX Insight Agility helps:

    Easily create and customize reports, graphs, and dashboards.Explore their data in new ways, to find deeper, actionable insights that help further improve safety and efficiency.Create more compelling reports that colleagues will read and understandSave hours of time in compiling reports each month.

    “MiX customers asked for more ways to analyze their fleet data, and we delivered,” said Skip Kinford, president and CEO at MiX Telematics Americas. “Feedback on MiX Insight Agility from our fleet customers around the world has been enormously positive, with customers reporting that it saves their teams hours of work each month.”

    To learn more about MiX solutions, including MiX Fleet Manager and MiX Insight Agility, visit www.mixtelematics.com.

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    TomTom delivers truck-specific navigation to North America

    DALLAS. -TomTom, a global provider of navigation devices, has now created a GPS designed for professional truckers in North America. The TomTom TRUCKER 600 features accurate, vehicle-relevant navigation, map updates and traffic analysis— for the lifetime of the device—all in one package, as company representatives demonstrated at the Great American Trucking Show here.

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