Motiv Power Systems, maker of the EPIC all-electric chassis for buses and trucks, has opened a new facility in Stockton, California. The new location will serve as a pre-delivery inspection and service center for EVs built on its platform.
Medium-duty trucks and buses are electrified by Motiv’s operating software and power electronics on popular Ford chassis, including the E-450 and F-59. As a Ford partner and Qualified Vehicle Modifier for EVs, Motiv must adhere to Ford’s stringent assessment criteria verifying it meets quality requirements. Along with US-based engineering and assembling, this new service center will support the majority of Motiv customer’s EV fleets that are in the San Joaquin Valley.
Stockton is Motiv’s third California facility along with its Hayward manufacturing facility and Foster City headquarters. In October, Motiv secured $60 million in equity funding to support its overall growth including opening a new engineering and manufacturing facility in Detroit and facilitating further growth in the large-fleet customer segment. To date, Motiv says its customers have driven over 950,000 EV miles nationwide.
“With continued growth in the EV market for fleet electrification, customers prefer to work with a trusted partner for all of their vehicle and service needs. These forward-thinking customers recognize the value that clean transportation brings to their supply chain, their drivers, and their community at large,” said Motiv Chairman & CEO Matt O’Leary. “We are dedicated to the success of our customers and the opening of the Stockton facility is one step in a larger plan to support these goals.”
Source: Motiv Power Systems