Motiv Power Systems is exhibiting its EPIC (Electric Powered Intelligent Chassis) all-electric family of chassis at Ford’s booth at this week’s Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. An EPIC-powered AmeriPride walk-in van with a Utilimaster body will be available for test drives.
Based on Ford’s popular E-450, F-59 and F-53 platforms, the EPIC chassis are production-line-ready, drop-in replacements for the equivalent ICE chassis, and are available for a range of medium-duty body applications including walk-in vans, box trucks, school buses, shuttle buses and specialty vehicles. Each EPIC chassis is available with universal charging compatibility and remote telematics and diagnostics. As a zero-emissions offering, the EPIC family of chassis qualify for national and local incentive programs including VW settlement funding.
“Since 2009, Motiv has been dedicated to taking the guesswork out of adding all-electric vehicles to existing fleets. Moving from providing powertrain kits to manufacturing complete electric chassis is a natural evolution for us,” said founder and CEO Jim Castelaz. “With the debut of the EPIC chassis family, fleet buyers and operators seeking uncompromised performance and functionality, together with dramatically reduced operating and servicing costs, now have a streamlined path towards that goal.”
“With more than 350,000 miles logged in major national fleet deployments, Motiv’s powertrain offerings have established a reputation for reliability and scalability,” said Director of Sales Kash Sethi. “With EPIC, fleets can select chassis optimized for their specific range, payload, and route requirements. By providing an all-electric offering for fleet applications Motiv now closely mirrors the long-established procurement process for ICE-powered chassis.”
Source: Motiv Power Systems