Motiv has announced a new generation of its EPIC chassis for medium-duty fleet EVs. The company says its fifth-generation EPIC F-59 and E-450 chassis reduce the total number of components in the electric powertrain by 30 percent, while also improving range, acceleration and top speed.
The fifth-generation EPIC chassis incorporates BMW’s high-performance batteries in a new architecture, and includes the latest release of Motiv’s AdaptEV software. The battery packs come with a 5-year/75,000-mile warranty.
Motiv’s AdaptEV software offers new features such as hill hold driver assist, two-hour DC fast charging, telematics and vehicle-to-grid (V2G) support. Software upgrades are available to fleets via over-the-air updates.
“Our company continues to invest in R&D to bring new technology to market that delivers exceptional results to our fleet customers,” said Motiv CEO Matt O’Leary. “Delivering reliable solutions, and continuously improving on these solutions, not only enables fleets to grow their electrification programs at a quicker rate, but also builds lasting customer relationships.”
Like all Motiv-powered vehicles currently in the field, the new EPIC chassis are Ford eQVM-approved and come with a 3-year/50,000-mile powertrain warranty. Motiv says its powertrains offer fleets over 99 percent uptime and up to 85 percent operation and maintenance cost savings compared to ICE vehicles.