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Kalmar Ottawa, Orange EV partnering on electric terminal tractors

KANSAS CITY, MO–Kalmar Ottawa and Orange EV announced that they are collaborating to deliver zero-emission, electric terminal tractors. Based on customer demand for emission-free freight logistics, the companies are collaborating on the use of Orange EV’s technology in the Kalmar Ottawa T2 terminal tractor.

“We are excited about the experience our two companies bring to bear on freight logistics. Orange EV’s initial offering has been well received by the market.  The T-Series, a remanufactured solution which gives operators “a new truck they already know”, has repeatedly proven it can do the job supporting 24 x 7 operations, cost effectively and with zero emissions.  The opportunity to work with industry leader Kalmar Ottawa will enable Orange EV to accelerate adoption of electric terminal tractors,” said Wayne Mathisen, Chief Executive Officer for Orange EV.

Kalmar Ottawa invented the terminal tractor in 1958, the company said in a release.

“With the increasing demand for cleaner, more efficient trailer spotting at distribution centers, freight yards and ports, aligning ourselves with a company like Orange EV was the logical progression for Kalmar Ottawa. The opportunity to blend our two products and distribution networks is a win-win,” said Dave Wood, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Terminal Tractors Americas Region.

The T-Series has been tested and proven in a range of fleet operating environments including LTL freight transportation, distribution, manufacturing and intermodal services, the release said.


Julia Kuzeljevich

Julia Kuzeljevich

Julia Kuzeljevich is Editor of Canadian Shipper. She has been writing about transportation and logistics issues since 1999.
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