Charging the Battery

Vehicle charging

Supporting single shift to 24x7 operations

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From single shift to 24x7 operations, Orange EV electric terminal trucks are operating 24+ hours on a single charge. Standard onboard charging is included in the base truck price; other charging options are available to accommodate site requirements.

Endurance

Orange EV’s commercially deployed trucks are working more than 24 hours on a single charge. Battery endurance varies much like a diesel truck's fuel economy which can be higher or lower based on how hard the truck works. Contact us for what to expect at your site.

Time to Charge

Batteries will charge fully in as little as two (2) hours. 

Opportunity Charging

Trucks can plug in and recover charge throughout the day, taking advantage of routine downtime during breaks, lunch, shift changes, and any time when parked.

When to Charge

If starting at a higher charge (e.g. 50% still on the battery) then a full charge takes about half the time. Most fleets routinely recover battery throughout the day (see ‘Opportunity Charging’ above), plug in at a higher charge, and reduce overall charge time.

Charging stations

Charging stations charge one truck at a time but can serve multiple trucks, rotated to charge as needed. So instead of a 1:1 ratio of charging stations to trucks, sites may install one station for every two or three trucks.

Electrical Infrastructure

Every site is different regarding electrical capacity. Most sites already have what’s needed for their initial trucks, especially if using Orange EV’s standard charging solution. Our team will work with the site facility management team and electrician to understand what’s available and to identify potential charging solutions; this is work with which qualified electricians are already familiar.

Battery Maintenance

Orange EV’s lithium ion batteries are sealed, maintenance-free, and can be charged at any time from any level. They are more robust and easier to manage than cell phone batteries or the lead acid batteries used in some forklifts.

Backup trucks

Most sites with diesel trucks have backup trucks for maintenance, repairs and peak times. We expect your total number of trucks to remain about the same for similar reasons (primary and backup).

Request a quote to learn what to expect in your environment.

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