MOUNTAIN VIEW, C.A., April 27, 2023 — The hardware company bringing powered trailers to the commercial trucking market, debuted its 53-foot full-scale electric trailer, Range RA-01, at Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo. Designed to make towing cleaner, safer, and more convenient, Range’s commercially-ready powered trailer is facilitating a smooth transition for fleets seeking ways to reduce emissions. The Range RA-01, the first of Range’s RA Series of vehicles, is the most cost-effective solution towards carriers’ decarbonization goals, as it provides an estimated 41 percent reduction in diesel consumption over the product lifecycle.
The RA-01 was designed to reduce diesel consumption during yard operation, at the dock, while idling, and in a multitude of other scenarios. The trailer’s electrification platform and equipment set – inclusive of an e-axle, battery pack, and smart kingpin – provides power to auxiliary devices, enables zero-emission precooling with TRUs, provides the ability to move trailers with reduced emissions, and increases the overall uptime of tractors.
“We’ve reached a turning point in freight transportation. Fleets are looking at ways to reduce emissions without negatively impacting operations. At Range, it is our goal to help our commercial partners – and all freight carriers – during this critical transition, and to do so expediently,” said Ali Javidan, CEO and founder, Range Energy. “The RA Series is our answer. With a unique, practical solution that can quickly be deployed at scale, Range is providing commercial fleets the ability to immediately reduce emissions and costs, while avoiding any disruption to their operations.”
Range provided a hands-on look at its full-size powered trailer at ACT Expo.