Motiv Power Systems announces 6th-generation powertrain, 100 new orders

Motiv Power Systems, a manufacturer of medium-duty electric trucks and buses, has secured more than 100 new orders via California’s HVIP program, which offers point-of-purchase price reductions for fleet EV buyers.

New customers include Cintas, FedEx, Aramark, Alsco, City Fresh and Great White Packaging. The orders include parcel delivery step vans, retail goods vehicles, municipal work trucks, trolleys, shuttles and school buses.

Companies with California fleets are facing a 2031 deadline to implement EV solutions to replace fossil-fueled engines. “That’s sooner than you think when it comes to testing, piloting, and deploying EV fleets,” said CEO Tim Krauskopf.

Motiv says its next-generation battery can deliver a range of over 150 miles while hauling a three-ton payload. This new modular technology will be launched in early 2023 in partnership with Michigan-based Our Next Energy (ONE).

Motiv’s 6th-generation platform will also include a new motor co-designed with Nidec Motor, which claims peak torque levels equal to those of widely used diesel Class 8 semi-tractors.

Motiv recently named Lisa McClung its new President and Chief Commercial Officer.

“Lisa’s a dynamo who brings a wealth of proven expertise to Motiv’s customer and competitive market strategy,” Krauskopf said. “Prior to joining, she was a valued growth and marketing advisor to Motiv’s board and has hit the ground running—driving increased sales and re-shaping Motiv’s go-to-market strategy.”

Source: Motiv Power Systems


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