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Understanding the Heavy-Duty Truck Classification

Orange EV appreciates being included in the “Global Electric Trucks and Delivery Vans Markets Report for 2018-2028”, even if wrongly classified. 

In the report, Orange EV is incorrectly categorized as a medium-duty electric vehicle (MDV). By all standards, terminal trucks (aka yard trucks, hostlers, spotters) are heavy-duty electric vehicles (HDV).  According to the Federal Highway Administration, a heavy-duty vehicle has a GVWR >26,001 pounds, and a Class 8 heavy-duty vehicle has a GVWR >33,001 pounds.

Orange EV 100% electric trucks have a GVWR of 40,900 pounds and are therefore Class 8 heavy-duty vehicles.

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.  Commercially deployed since 2015, Orange EV trucks are proven to save money while being safer, more reliable, and preferred by drivers and management alike.  Contact Orange EV to learn more.


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