Alco Iron & Metal Company (Alco) and Orange EV announced Nov. 2 the deployment of an Orange EV T-Series pure electric terminal truck to move material at Alco’s San Leandro metal recycling facility, thereby expanding sustainability efforts with a more reliable truck that costs less to operate.
Alco Iron & Metal specializes in chemical-free metal recycling, preserving non-renewable natural resources and reducing waste in landfills. Over 60 years of operation, Alco has recovered millions of tons of materials that have been placed back into production. Deploying the Orange EV zero-emission Class 8 truck extends Alco’s mission to promote stewardship of natural resources, eliminating diesel fuel and diesel-related waste streams.
All Orange EV trucks are built to meet site-specific needs and duty cycles. For the San Leandro operation, Alco deployed the 80 kW T-Series equipped with standard charging using 240 VAC circuits. Since March, Alco’s Orange EV truck has been working in a 2-shift operation moving 80,000-pound trailers between multiple large industrial yards. Replacing an Alco diesel with Orange EV electric will eliminate an estimated 506 tons of carbon dioxide – and more than 45,000 gallons of diesel consumption - over 10 years of operation.
Alco utilized funding from California’s Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project (CORE) to purchase the Orange EV truck, and in ongoing operations, Alco will be able to generate quarterly income from the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) marketable carbon credit program.