Orange EV announced the delivery of its 500th electric yard truck. The 500th Orange EV truck was purchased by United Natural Foods, the largest publicly traded wholesale distributor of health and specialty food in the United States and Canada.
Orange EV noted that this milestone demonstrates the trucking industry’s focus on eliminating diesel fuel and emissions and the significant role yard trucks play in the supply chain and transportation logistics. It comes on the heels of a $35 million institutional funding investment in Orange EV led by S2G Ventures and CCI, an affiliate of Henry Crown and Company, the expansion of the Orange EV yard truck rental program nationwide, and the announcement of plans to move to a much larger production facility to keep pace with demand. Orange EV yard trucks are now moving goods in 30 states and being operated by more than 140 fleets.
Since its founding in 1976, UNFI has been at the forefront of transforming the food industry through scale, service, and sustainability. The company is adding eight Orange EV trucks to its fleet within the next month. With these additions, UNFI will have 10 Orange EV trucks operating in its U.S. fleet.