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ITS Technologies & Logistics Successfully Demonstrates Orange EV’s T-Series Pure Electric Terminal Truck in Intermodal Operations

TINLEY PARK, ILLINOIS and KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – August 12, 2014

ITS Technologies & Logistics (ITS) and Orange EV announced the successful demonstration of Orange’s T-Series electric terminal truck at ITS’ Edgerton, Kansas intermodal operations.

ITS Senior Vice President of Intermodal Operations Ron Teague said, “Terminal trucks are critical to the services ITS provides to our rail intermodal customers. Terminal trucks work long hours, often in harsh 24 x 7 industrial environments. We needed to see that Orange EV’s all-electric terminal truck could do the job and get through a shift on a single charge. They’ve convinced our team. Orange EV’s T-Series demonstrated it has the endurance and power we need.”

Orange EV’s T-Series consistently lifted and pulled the GCWR of 81,000 pounds at the site-designated 20 mph speed. Over the course of the two week demonstration, the truck lifted and pulled many oversized loads, completing over 400 total runs and showing its 160 kWh battery would go 10 hours or more on a single charge.  “Our drivers are excited” said Dustin Melton, ITS Area Vice President overseeing the onsite demonstration. “We believe electric vehicles offer a range of economic, environmental, and operator benefits, and we’ve been working with Orange EV to ensure their truck meets our needs. Our drivers proved that moving to electric truck operations will be a short learning curve. They were enthusiastic about driving a cooler, quieter, low vibration, zero-emission vehicle.”

ITS is a leading provider of rail intermodal terminal services. ITS employs nearly 2,000 people and handles more than 7 million lifts and 1.5 million vehicles each year at more than 60 facilities across the U.S. and Mexico. ITS has long-standing relationships with all major North American railroads, including BNSF, CN, CSX, KCS, KCSM, NS, Triple Crown and UP.

“We applaud the leadership of ITS as they move to electric vehicles,” said Kurt Neutgens, President and Chief Technology Officer. “It’s one thing for us to claim the T-Series can perform. It’s entirely another when a customer proves it.” Terminal operators in warehouse, transportation, intermodal, manufacturing and parcel delivery now have a viable zero-emission alternative to existing diesel terminal trucks. Operators will also appreciate that the T-Series will significantly lower the cost of fuel, maintenance and other operating expenses, reducing the total cost of ownership and paying back well within the life of the truck.

 

About ITS Technologies & Logistics
ITS is a leading provider of rail intermodal terminal services. ITS employs nearly 2,000 people and handles more than 7 million lifts and 1.5 million vehicles each year at more than 60 facilities across the U.S. and Mexico. ITS has long-standing relationships with all major North American railroads, including BNSF, CN, CSX, KCS, KCSM, NS, Triple Crown and UP.

For more information about ITS, contact Marc Bumgarner, Vice president of Business Development at 708-468-1078 or go online at www.in-termserv.com.

About Orange EV
Orange EV designs and delivers pure electric, industrial-strength vehicles that are better for the earth, people, and bottom line with solutions that meet the harsh demands of industrial applications while making economic sense. Orange EV leverages the right technology investments to flexibly and cost-effectively address different market applications customized to customer needs.

For more information about Orange EV, contact Mike Saxton, Orange EV Chief Commercial Officer at (866) 688-5223 or go online at www.OrangeEV.com.

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