Orange EV in Riverside is moving to Kansas City, Kansas

RIVERSIDE, Mo. – Orange EV, which has been in Riverside, Missouri since it was founded a decade ago will soon begin moving to a new, much larger location in Kansas City, Kansas.

The company makes electric yard trucks, capable of pulling up to 80,000 pounds around industrial lots, requiring a lot of torque. For about seven years, Orange EV has modified or replaced diesel engine trucks.

EV Ornage President and CEO Kurt Neutgens says the electric alternative is not only better for the environment and operators but also saves time and money for companies that buy or lease them.

“This is a much better product,” Neutgens said. “It’s not about being green. That’s an important factor and it’s very important to us but it’s about having better vehicles that are cheaper to operate.

Orange EV currently has a fleet with more than 150 companies in 31 states and strong demand for more in the future. That’s why moving from a 58,000 square foot location to more than 400,000 square feet of space, allows the company to double the number of trucks in circulation next year.

“This is a new economy,” Neutgens said. “If you want to have a developed economy, you will be in electric and diesel vehicles because there will be more production there and more opportunities.”

He says the industrial companies they work with usually focus on how much money and time electric trucks will save but finding people who already drive EVs as their personal cars always helps.

“We know we have a purchase when they have a Tesla sitting outside,” Neutgens said.

Orange EV currently employs over 200 people but they have over 50 open positions right now. See his list of jobs here.

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