Replacing an older diesel truck with an Orange EV pure-electric terminal truck eliminates significant emissions. For example, over a 15-year lifespan, a Tier 3 diesel engine operated 6,000 hours per year at 2.5 gal/hr can emit:
- 2,500 tons CO2
- 26 tons NOx
- 13 tons CO
- 2.7 tons PM2.5
By replacing that engine with a pure-electric Orange EV terminal tractor, all of those emissions are totally eliminated!
Real-world reductions, however, may be far greater. Multiple studies have found that the performance of a diesel’s selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system is highly dependent on duty cycle. In duty cycles with significant idling, low speeds, or low loads – like those used in terminal truck operations – diesel engine temperatures do not reach levels that support sustained SCR performance. This can lead to emissions well exceeding current EPA standards.