Orange EV deployment eliminates emissions, improves bottom line

One of Super Store Industries’ Orange EV Pure Electric Terminal Trucks

KANSAS CITY, MO and LATHROP, CA, July 16, 2019 – Orange EV and Super Store Industries (SSI) today announced the deployment of Orange EV T-Series pure electric terminal trucks to multiple SSI facilities, supporting both grocery distribution and dairy and beverage manufacturing.

With this deployment, Super Store Industries is mirroring the high standards set by their parent companies, Raley’s Family of Fine Stores and The Save Mart Companies, to implement sustainable practices that reduce carbon footprint and have a measurable, positive impact on the environment.

SSI’s first Orange EV yard truck was immediately deployed into heavy service, operating up to 19 hours per day.  Replacing just one heavy use yard truck with an Orange EV electric can eliminate up to 166 tons of CO2 and 1.7 tons of NOx annually.

“Deploying Orange EV electric trucks not only helps to fulfill our mission to be good stewards of the environment, it also dramatically improves conditions for our drivers and site personnel,” said Tom Hughes, Vice President of Operations for Super Store Industries. “Literally a breath of fresh air, drivers no longer have to contend with diesel fumes and soot. The trucks also make financial sense, both up front and operationally.”

Super Store Industries leveraged funds from the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) to purchase their Orange EV trucks. HVIP is currently open, enabling Orange EV discounts of up to $165,000 per T-Series electric terminal truck and up to $30,000 per truck voucher for charging equipment.

“Super Store Industries is the first dairy manufacturer in the U.S. to deploy a pure-electric Class 8 truck,” commented Mike Saxton, Orange EV Chief Commercial Officer. “SSI is taking the lead, eliminating emissions with 100% electric yard trucks while reducing costs and accelerating payback. Orange EV trucks cost less in fuel, maintenance, and other diesel-related costs, and when operated in California, can generate a significant additional income stream.”  SSI is registering its Orange EV electric trucks in California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) marketable carbon credit trading program. By operating yard trucks with a cleaner power source (i.e., electric vs. diesel), SSI will earn LCFS credits for each metric ton of CO2 reduced. At current market prices and fleet-reported electricity usage, fleets operating Orange EV yard trucks are expected to be paid up to $12,000 per truck annually from LCFS credit proceeds. Contact Orange EV to learn more.

About Super Store Industries

Founded in 1981, Super Store Industries has over 30 years of experience providing our customers with superior dairy and beverage products. Known for our expertise in the dairy industry and efficient warehousing and distribution, our products redefine industry standards with our commitment to quality and the finest ingredients locally sourced in California. Strategically located in the heart of California, our location gives us proximity and reach to every major West Coast market with your fresh product within 48 hours, including San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, Seattle, Salt Lake City, and Denver. From our Dairy and Beverage Manufacturing Division in Turlock, California and our Dry Grocery and Frozen Food Division in Lathrop, California, we have a nationwide reach to supply high-quality products to customers across the United States and internationally.

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.