Posts Tagged: Motiv Power Systems

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 »

Silicon Valley’s Motiv helps electrify heavy-duty trucks, shuttles and buses

Sometimes kids can’t wait to be grown-ups, but growth takes time. An acorn doesn’t become an oak tree overnight. Electric vehicles are a growth industry, and many people in that industry would like to see explosive expansion, rather than the slow and steady gains that have characterized the market for years. Yet even slow progress… Read more »

California Energy Commission grants $10 million for electric buses and trucks

The California Energy Commission has approved more than $10 million in grants for four projects demonstrating medium- and heavy-duty vehicle technologies using battery-electric or fuel-cell powertrains. The Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program projects include: $2.9 million to CALSTART, Inc. to buy four 33-foot BYD battery-electric buses, which will be built at BYD’s… Read more »

Motiv Power Systems receives $8 million grant, opens new manufacturing facility

Motiv Power Systems scored an additional $8.1 million grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) to continue commercializing its electric powertrains, bringing the total amount of the company’s CEC funding to $12.3 million. The company has also opened a new manufacturing facility in Hayward, California, which will employ 20 workers and have an annual production… Read more »