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Orange EV expands into Canadian marketplace

January 25, 2023  By  Don Horne

Heavy-duty EV truck manufacturer Orange EV is expanding into the Canadian market.

Orange EV’s Canadian expansion comes on the heels of announced plans to move to a larger U.S. production facility in Q2 of 2023, designed to accommodate the company’s rapid growth and produce up to 1,800 terminal trucks per year in single-shift operations.

“Orange EV’s mission is to be a leader in the effort to positively impact climate change on a global scale, manufacturing heavy-duty EVs that are a superior financial and operational choice,” says Orange EV co-founder and CTO Kurt Neutgens. “Canadian fleets have been telling us they want to experience the Orange EV difference, and with $100,000-per-truck discounts through Canada’s incentives for Medium-and Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Vehicles (iMHZEV) program now available, demand has rapidly intensified.”

Demand continues to increase as the global trucking industry has come to understand that Orange EV’s trucks are better for operations as well as the environment. Replacing diesel yard trucks with Orange EV electric vehicles eliminates harmful diesel emissions while reaping a competitive advantage through operational savings and increased uptime.


To head Canadian operations, Orange EV has hired global business leader Roberto Bragagnolo as its Country General Manager. He arrives at Orange EV after serving as GM of Finning, the world’s largest Caterpillar dealer, and previously spent two years with Export Development Canada involved in global trade across clean energy and advanced manufacturing.

“Orange EV has long anticipated this expansion in Canada, and with the company’s proven presence in cold-weather markets such as Minnesota, western New York, and already in Ontario, it’s a natural move that will benefit North American customers and the environment alike,” says Bragagnolo.

The company’s Canadian division, Toronto-based OEV Canada Inc., recently became operational, and in addition to providing vehicles for purchase, will be providing in-country service and parts support.


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