Chautauqua County Deploys Orange EV Electric Terminal Truck

County Eliminates Truck Emissions While Lowering Operating Costs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. and MAYVILLE, N.Y., Dec. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Orange EV and Chautauqua County today announced the deployment of an Orange EV T-Series pure-electric terminal truck at the North County Transfer Station in Fredonia, NY.  Replacing a 15+ year old diesel truck with 100% electric completely eliminates yard truck emissions and diesel fuel consumption while advancing efforts to meet the energy, environmental, and economic goals established in the Chautauqua County 20/20 Comprehensive PlanWith this deployment, Chautauqua County became the nation's first county government to introduce 100% electric, Class 8 trucks into commercial fleet operations.

The Orange EV electric terminal truck, also known as a yard jockey, spotter, or yard truck, was purchased at a discount enabled by New York State's voucher incentive program. 

"We were looking to implement a cost-effective Clean Fleets project as part of the Clean Energy Communities Program, and the Orange EV truck made sense both financially and operationally," said Mark Odell, Chautauqua County Legislator. "We not only saved on the purchase price, but also expect to see reduced lifetime operating costs."

Mike Saxton, Orange EV's Chief Commercial Officer, said, "Single-shift waste transfer operations are best supported by Orange EV's Standard Duty T-Series with standard onboard charging, powered by a single 240-volt circuit readily available at most industrial sites." 

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.

"It's been exciting and rewarding to work with Chautauqua on this project," said Saxton. "It's taken only a few months from concept though evaluation, decision, and deployment and they've become the nation's first county government to deploy 100% electric, Class 8 trucks."

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. 

"The Orange EV truck is much smoother, quieter and cleaner than the old diesel truck and will create a better, healthier environment for employees and the surrounding community," said George Spanos, Chautauqua County Public Facilities Director.  "We are already planning to order a second Orange EV yard truck in January 2018 to be deployed at the South County Transfer Station."

About Chautauqua County

Covering 1,065 square miles, Chautauqua County is the westernmost county in the state of New York.  County operations serve 2 cities, 27 towns, and 15 villages, and in November 2017, Chautauqua County received a New York State Regional Impact Award for implementing local projects with significant regional impact.  Vince Horrigan is the Chautauqua County Executive. 

About Orange EV

Kansas City based Orange EV is the leading OEM providing industrial fleets with heavy duty electric truck solutions that do the same work while eliminating diesel fuel and emissions.  Building both new and re-powered vehicles, Orange EV was the first and is still the only manufacturer building 100% electric Class 8 vehicles that have been commercially deployed into container handling operations.  Contact Orange EV at 866-688-5223,, or by visiting the company's website at  Media:  Contact Mike Saxton at 866-688-5223 ext. 702 or

Media Contact: Michael Saxton, Orange EV, 816-210-9669,

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