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Range Energy Debuts Its Next Generation Electric-Powered Trailer System, the RB-01, at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo

Compatible with dry van and refrigerated trailers, initial testing of the RB-01 has shown it can improve fleets’ miles-per-gallon by up to 67 percent

Range Energy (Range), the company bringing powered trailers to the commercial trucking market, today debuted its next generation electric-powered trailer system, the RB-01, at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo. The RB-01 is the next iteration in Range’s series of trailer systems with initial tests yielding 47-67 percent miles-per-gallon (mpg) improvements, equivalent to a 32-40 percent reduction in fuel costs. Notably, during its transit to ACT, the tractor towing the RB-01 achieved 18.1 mpg during the final 281.6 miles between Bakersfield, CA and Las Vegas, NV. The results from this trip included a 2,000-foot net elevation gain and 12,000 feet total of climbing with ambient temperatures as high as 105 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Range Energy's Electric-Powered Trailer System, the RB-01 (Photo: Business Wire)

Range Energy's Electric-Powered Trailer System, the RB-01 (Photo: Business Wire)

The electric-powered trailer system includes an e-axle, 200 or 300 kWh battery pack, and smart kingpin, and is built with hardware and software components that are sourced from Range’s supply chain partners. Improved results shown by the RB-01 highlight Range’s continued progression of its trailer system to ease the transition to electric for fleet owners and operators, and in doing so, significantly reduces emissions and improves the efficiency of fleets’ diesel-powered heavy-duty trucks in the near-term.

“Decarbonizing commercial transportation is reliant on companies like Range that can innovate quickly and efficiently as well as make an immediate operational impact without disruption,” said Ali Javidan, CEO and founder, Range. “The RB-01 represents a natural evolution in our technology development and continued efficiency and emissions reduction improvements that are critical today for the commercial transportation industry. We’re committed to trailers serving as the necessary gateway to electrification, but also being a long-term partner for fleets as they future-proof their operations.”

Range debuted its first 53-foot electric-powered trailer, the RA-01, in May 2023, which demonstrated up to 37 percent (+3.25) mpg gains. Range has also announced several customer pilots including DB Schenker and Dot Transportation Inc., underscoring notable commercial traction in the market thus far.

Range will be exhibiting and demoing the RB-01 at Booth #931 at the ACT Expo. To request a demo please contact:

About Range Energy

Range Energy (Range) accelerates the electrification of commercial transportation via powered trailers for the heavy duty truck market. With a solution that can easily hook up to any tow vehicle, Range’s powered trailers offer offroad mobile power, and can rapidly ease the transition to electrification and meet its commercial partners' immediate needs and long-term ambitions. Range was founded in 2021 and is led by a team with deep EV industry expertise from Tesla, Zoox, Honda, and more. The company is backed by leading investors including Trousdale Ventures, UP Partners, R7, Yamaha Motor Ventures, and more.


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