Zero-emission Class 8 is better for site personnel, strong as a diesel, and supports Port emissions goals

Impact Transportation deploys Orange EV Pure-Electric Terminal Truck to Port of Oakland operations
Impact Transportation deploys Orange EV Pure-Electric Terminal Truck to Port of Oakland operations

KANSAS CITY, MO and OAKLAND, CA, March 19, 2019 – Orange EV and Impact Transportation today announced the deployment of an Orange EV T-Series pure electric terminal truck to Impact’s 250,000 square foot warehouse and special project site supporting Port of Oakland operations.  

“Impact Transportation is a dedicated champion of clean transportation. Their efforts and leadership are helping pave the way to zero emissions at the Port of Oakland,” commented Mike Saxton, Chief Commercial Officer for Orange EV.

“At Impact Transportation, we take pride in what we do and how we do it. Our team members spend five to six days a week moving customer cargo through our facilities, so comfortable, dependable, and environmentally friendly equipment is a must,” said Ron Cancilla, President of Impact Transportation. “Over the last two years we have replaced all of our cargo handling equipment with the cleanest technology available. Deploying an Orange EV electric was just one more step in our efforts to provide our team with the best equipment out there.”

Impact’s Orange EV truck is DOT compliant and built with an 80 kWh battery pack and standard charging.  The pure-electric yard truck is used to pull containers, 53-foot vans, flatbeds, and large, heavy, out-of-gauge cargo. “We’ve had no issues,” said Ron. “The Orange EV electric is as strong as any of our diesel equipment and has surprising torque under any load, heavy or light.”

According to onboard telematics data, Impact can operate their Orange EV truck for about eleven (11) hours on a single charge if needed, although the site is routinely opportunity charging, plugging in to charge during breaks, shift changes, and other downtime. Battery endurance varies as with a tank of diesel, where energy consumption can be higher or lower based on how hard the truck is working.  Orange EV offers a range of equipment configurations to meet site-specific needs including larger battery pack (e.g., 160 kWh) and fast charging.  With a 160 kWh battery pack, Impact could operate about 22 hours on a single charge. 

Terminal trucks are Class 8 vehicles and known by many names, most commonly yard trucks or yard tractors, but also hostlers, spotters, goats, shunts, jockeys, shuttles and more.  Impact has a unique nickname for their truck.  “We love our new Hot Wheel and its custom paint scheme,” shared Ron. “The quiet, smooth operation makes it fun to drive.”

Impact Transportation utilized funding from the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) to purchase their Orange EV truck.  HVIP is currently open, enabling discounts of up to $165,000 per Orange EV terminal truck.  Fleets using Orange EV trucks can now also monetize site-generated carbon credits worth thousands of dollars per truck annually.  Contact Orange EV to learn more.

About Impact Transportation

Impact Transportation is one of the most diversified logistics operations in the Bay Area. Based at the Port of Oakland, Impact provides drayage, flatbed, van, warehouse, cross docking, and special projects services in and around Northern California. For more information on the company and its services please visit and “Get with IT!”

About Orange EV

Kansas City based Orange EV is the leading OEM providing industrial fleets with heavy duty electric vehicle solutions that are proven to save money while being safer, more reliable, and preferred by drivers and management alike. Orange EV trucks meet the most rigorous duty cycles and 24×7 shift schedules while eliminating diesel fuel and emissions. Building both new and re-powered terminal trucks, Orange EV was the first and is still the only manufacturer offering 100% electric Class 8 vehicles that have been commercially deployed and re-ordered into container handling operations.