Posts Tagged: Motiv Power Systems

Motiv delivers first of seven electric step vans to USPS

Automotive provider Motiv Power Systems has delivered the first of seven electric step vans to the US Postal Service. The Ford E-450-based vans will serve a year-long pilot program in California’s Central Valley. The first vehicle will serve routes in Fresno, and the rest with be deployed in both Fresno and Stockton. The step vans… Read more »

Winnebago and Motiv Power Systems team up to develop electric mobile healthcare vehicle

Winnebago Industries (NYSE: WGO) has partnered with Motiv Power Systems to develop an electric Mobile Lung Unit (eMLU) vehicle. Powered by Motiv’s EPIC 6 all-electric chassis, which is based on a Ford F-53, the specialty healthcare vehicle features the Samsung NeuroLogica BodyTom Elite, a portable full-body, 32-slice CT scanner. The vehicle’s electric powertrain eliminates the… Read more »

With new order for electric school buses, Motiv Power Systems sees East Coast opportunities

New York-based Educational Bus Transportation has purchased two new Trans Tech eSeries Type A school bus electric school buses featuring electric chassis from Motiv Power Systems. The company deployed one of the Motiv-powered e-buses in 2014. The market for electric school buses in California is already growing – Trans Tech delivered 13 electric buses to… Read more »

Motiv provides electric chassis for Winnebago, Champion Bus

Iconic RV maker Winnebago Industries (NYSE: WGO) has launched an EV platform, and formed a strategic partnership with commercial EV chassis builder Motiv Power Systems for the development and supply of EV components. As part of the deal, Winnebago intends to make a financial investment in Motiv. Winnebago’s EV is designed for short-range commercial applications… Read more »

Motiv’s EPIC electric truck chassis mirror the procurement process for ICE chassis

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,… Read more »

Los Angeles orders 2 electric garbage trucks, powered by Motiv Power Systems

The city of Los Angeles has ordered 2 zero-emission refuse trucks. These Class 8 trucks feature a Motiv All-Electric Powertrain, a Crane Carrier chassis, and an Amrep automated side-loader body. The trucks will be built by Amrep in Los Angeles, and are to be delivered in the first quarter of 2018. LA’s sanitation department expects… Read more »

Two electric school buses, powered by Motiv Power Systems, go into service in California

Colton Joint Unified School District in San Bernardino County, California has taken delivery of two electric Type C Starcraft eQuest XL school buses from Creative Bus Sales, featuring powertrains from Motiv Power Systems. Built on Ford’s F59 chassis, the new e-buses have a capacity of 48 passengers and a range of up to 85 miles…. Read more »

Motiv Power Systems to power 13 electric school buses

Motiv Power Systems, in partnership with school bus manufacturer Trans Tech, will build 13 zero-emission school buses for two school districts in the Sacramento region. The project is supported by a $7.5-million grant from the California Air Resources Board. The Trans Tech eSeries buses will be built on the Ford E450 chassis, and powered by… Read more »

Motiv Power Systems approved as Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier for electric powertrains

Motiv Power Systems has earned a valuable vote of confidence from Ford – the California manufacturer of electric powertrains is now a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM). Members of the QVM program can modify vehicles for commercial customers while keeping the original manufacturer’s warranty in force. With the new eQVM designation, Ford has expanded its… Read more »

California budget gaps leave heavy-duty EV projects in limbo

Opinion by Urvi Nagrani, Director of Marketing & Business Development, Motiv Power Systems The state of California has approved a number of measures to advance sustainable transportation. Governor Jerry Brown has both a Zero-Emission Vehicle Action Plan and a Sustainable Freight Plan, and the senate passed a landmark climate bill last year. California’s leadership on… Read more »