Motiv Power Systems, a manufacturer of electric trucks and buses, has announced a new electric truck featuring a medium-duty EV cab designed from the ground up.
The Argo Series is designed to support all medium-duty applications across Classes 4 to 6—including box trucks, step vans, shuttle buses, refrigerated vehicles, vocational vehicles and other specialties—and is built with Motiv’s next-generation powertrain, including an LFP battery pack that delivers 150 to 200 miles of range.
Motiv has been in the electric truck business for 14 years, and has deployed more than 180 vehicles for customers including Cintas, Bimbo Bakeries and Purolator.
The new Argo vehicles will boast a futuristic cab that was designed from the ground up as part of an EV. The cab is built from structural composites, and boasts many energy-efficient features, including windshields with built-in heat to save on defrosting energy and seats heated with specially-designed airflow.
The Argo cab’s Command Seating Position was designed with the benefit of customer experience to relieve driver fatigue and increase safety. “This feature provides superior visibility and ergonomics compared to conventional cabs, includes sightlines at the four points of the vehicle, incorporates lower belt lines for better visibility, and features door access with full-size interior steps.”
“Argo combines our proven powertrain technology with a new driver-centric cab to deliver an unparalleled EV experience,” said Tim Krauskopf, CEO of Motiv Power Systems. “The Argo Series will help meet the growing demand of many companies waiting for an EV solution capable of supporting a wide range of applications.”
“After years of helping fleets put EVs on the roads, Motiv has the right combination of daily route experience and expertise to design and build its own cab—the next step toward becoming a full-featured original equipment manufacturer,” said Jim Castelaz, Motiv’s founder and CTO. “Many have joined the commercial EV space by jumping in headfirst and starting with ultra-modern, flashy designs that don’t always offer practical driving experiences. Motiv, on the other hand, has carefully applied insights gathered over the last decade to create Argo, a truck that marries the reliability and work focus of Motor City with Silicon Valley innovation.”
The Argo Series vehicles are currently available for pre-order and will be on the road in late 2024. Argo vehicles will be manufactured in the US, and are eligible for the IRA tax credit and other incentive programs.
Source: Motiv Power Systems