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Posts Tagged: Motiv Power Systems

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 »

Two more commercial vehicle builders offer EVs using Motiv Power Systems powertrains

California Truck Equipment Company (CTEC) and Indiana-based Rockport Commercial Vehicles are two of the latest vehicle builders to offer electric versions of their existing commercial vehicles. Both are using Motiv Power Systems’ All-Electric Powertrain, an OEM-installed package that includes batteries, motors, charging hardware and power for hydraulics and other accessories (see the July/August 2015 issue… Read more »

Morgan Olson and Motiv Power Systems partner on electric delivery trucks

Motiv Power Systems and Morgan Olson are collaborating to provide an all-electric option for Morgan Olson’s popular Route Star walk-in van, built on the Ford F59 chassis. The new electric Route Star has a range of 85 miles. “Many fleet managers are exploring alternative fuel solutions and finding electric to be ideal in many delivery… Read more »

Motiv Power Systems and Creative Bus Sales partner to build electric school bus

Motiv Power Systems, which makes electric powertrains for a wide variety of commercial vehicles, will partner with bus dealership Creative Bus Sales to build a new electric school bus. The Starcraft e-Quest XL will use the Motiv All-Electric Powertrain, a Ford F59 chassis and a Starcraft body. It has a passenger capacity of up to… Read more »