Autocar delivers first electric terminal tractor to major carrier

Autocar terminal tractor

 Autocar, LLC, manufacturer of specialized severe-duty vocational vehicles, announced today the delivery of its first battery-electric terminal tractor, the E-ACTT, to its customer, Old Dominion Freight Line.

Autocar delivered the electric terminal tractor to Old Dominion Freight Line’s facility in Rialto, California for driver orientation before the international freight line deploys the truck into the field.  

Autocar announced the purpose-built E-ACTT in 2021 to help fleets meet regulatory mandates in the vocational truck industry, including the transition from diesel to zero-emissions, electric terminal tractors. A statement from Autocar said Old Dominion Freight Line is the first customer to receive its emissions-free, all-electric terminal tractor during the transition to more sustainable choices in the freight and shipping industry.   

“We are excited to deliver our first production unit of the E-ACTT and begin operator orientation with Old Dominion Freight Line team members on Autocar’s first electric truck," said Mark Aubry, president, terminal tractor division at Autocar. "Our engineers and technicians have designed and built a terminal tractor that offers the same reliability and durability as its diesel counterpart without a carbon footprint. We are excited to see it in use,."

The E-ACTT is equipped with a 210-kWh modular battery pack that can last up to 22 hours on a single, full charge, according to the company. The E-ACTT uses the industry standard CCS-1 compliant DC fast charging with charging up to 150 kW and to help sustain long-lasting battery life, Autocar utilizes liquid cooled/heated batteries. 

Old Dominion Freight Line provides LTL transportation services with over 250 service centers throughout the United States. The freight line’s fleet includes more than 52,000 tractors and trailers for cargo transportation.