Motiv Power Systems pilots refrigerated electric truck, receives order for 30 electric vans

Motiv Power Systems, a manufacturer of medium-duty electric trucks and buses, has unveiled a pilot of a fully integrated electric refrigerated truck featuring Carrier Transicold’s Pulsor eCool unit, a new refrigeration solution for electric vehicles.

Pulsor eCool technology will be fully integrated with Motiv’s drive system, creating “the ideal solution for last-mile delivery and temperature-controlled electrification.”

Motiv says its e-truck is capable of all-day delivery of refrigerated goods. It will be deployed in the US as part of a summer pilot program.

“The Carrier Transicold Pulsor eCool unit integrates perfectly with the size of delivery vehicles Motiv specializes in,” said Motiv founder and CTO Jim Castelaz. “With the full vehicle battery integrated for both cooling and driving all day, this EV enables businesses to reliably deliver refrigerated goods like food, flowers and pharmaceutical products on daily routes.”

The Pulsor eCool unit uses Carrier Transicold’s E-Drive technology—first developed for its Vector trailer refrigeration units—allowing for rapid temperature pull-down and high refrigeration capacity through electric power.

“Offering exceptional efficiency for its class, the Pulsor eCool unit is designed to use a light- or medium-duty electric vehicle’s battery system without requiring its own power pack,” said Scott Parker, Product Manager, Trailer Products, Carrier Transicold. “It’s an ideal fit for companies that are considering battery-powered vehicles to deliver refrigerated products in urban areas.”

Meanwhile, Motiv has announced a new vehicle order from business service provider Cintas, for 30 additional electric delivery vans. Cintas successfully piloted 7 Motiv-powered vehicles across three states in 2022. Cintas will deploy the new e-trucks on existing routes.

Cintas’s electric delivery vehicles are built on Motiv’s EPIC5 platform, which uses a proprietary hardware and software EV platform.

“We’re proud to support Cintas in every area of the relationship, whether it’s procuring funding for vehicles, meeting with the field team for ongoing training and program improvements, driving operational cost savings and ultimately freeing their fleet from fossil fuels,” said Tim Krauskopf, CEO of Motiv Power Systems.

Source: Motiv Power Systems

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