Simple Steps to Successfully Deploy 100% Electric, Class 8 Trucks
Understand how to plan for, cost-justify, and deploy heavy-duty electric trucks to your yard environments, from warehouse and distribution centers to manufacturing plants, rail intermodals and more. Mike Saxton will outline steps, address key misconceptions, and provide case study examples with planning guidelines. With the information provided, fleet managers will be able to design, quote, deploy, and manage the electric truck solution that will improve operations and save money.
About the Expert
Mike Saxton is the Chief Commercial Officer for Orange EV, the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty electric vehicles (HDEV). Mike built and leads Orange EV’s commercial functions from first contact to routine operations upon delivery of a fleet’s first pure electric terminal trucks. Trained originally in Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC) and nuclear power engineering via the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Navy, Mike completed his formal education via a Master of Business Administration from Duke University. Under Mike's leadership, Orange EV became the first OEM to commercially deploy Class 8, 100% electric vehicle. In just over four years of introducing Orange EV’s prototype, Mike had secured more than 50 fleet-level accounts. Orange EV trucks have been commercially deployed since 2015 and work daily from California to New York across manufacturing, distribution, LTL freight / break bulk, municipal waste transfer, rail intermodal, seaport and other container handling operations.
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 24x7 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.