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Motiv Power Systems next-gen battery demonstrates 150-mile range in a medium-duty electric truck

Commercial EV producer Motiv Power Systems has partnered with Michigan-based energy storage specialist Our Next Energy (ONE). Motiv’s 6th-generation step vans, trucks, and buses, which use ONE’s battery technology, are currently in testing, and will launch in early 2023.

ONE’s Aries LFP battery system delivers more than 150 miles of range with a full vehicle payload. In a recent Motiv field test, a medium-duty EV hauling 6,000 pounds of payload easily traveled the 150-mile drive from the Golden Gate Bridge to Monterey. A second field test was conducted on public roads in both city and highway traffic conditions in a vehicle hauling a typical daily payload for Motiv’s commercial customers.

The new battery technology from ONE enables Motiv to provide 156 kWh of capacity with two battery packs, and takes up 30 percent less volume than Motiv’s current 127 kWh configuration. The Aries chemistry is free of nickel and cobalt, which helps lower costs and create a more sustainable raw material supply chain. According to Motiv, LFP chemistry is also safer, more thermally and chemically stable, and has a significantly longer lifetime.

ONE’s scalable architecture allows for series and parallel configurations, delivers at least 3,000 recharge cycles, and features an integrated battery management system.

“Our Structural Cell-to-Pack architecture yields higher system-level energy density compared to leading competitors,” said Mujeeb Ijaz, founder and CEO of ONE. “Improving the energy density of electric commercial vehicles will allow for better range, increasing fleet-wide adoption.”

“This is a major milestone for our commercial customers,” said Tim Krauskopf, CEO of Motiv Power Systems. “In fact, the expanded 150-mile range easily doubles the number of addressable routes a fleet can complete with Motiv trucks and buses.”

Source: Motiv Power Systems

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