CARB has certified Motiv’s Electric Powered Intelligent Chassis (EPIC) family for use in electric trucks and buses. With the executive order, EPIC chassis are certified for all of their service life, requiring no further emissions testing.
With CARB certification, vehicles built on the all-electric chassis are also eligible for both state and federal grant and subsidy sources. Furthermore, using Motiv’s set up and electric system configuration will spare vehicle makers having to go through certification when converting their fleet to electric.
Explains Urvi Nagrani, Director of Business Development for Motiv: “Prior to the introduction of Motiv’s EPIC chassis, final stage vehicle builders, which comprise the majority of the medium-duty fleet market, couldn’t transition to electric without going through an arduous certification process of their own. Additionally, reconfiguring a previously approved application required going through a re-certification process. With this CARB certification of the entire EPIC chassis family, Motiv is taking that regulatory burden off of builders and owning it ourselves.”
The chassis can be applied to medium-duty trucks and also buses (Class 4-7 commercial vehicles). Motiv’s use of passenger car batteries ensures long service life and lower replacement costs while over-the-air software updates deliver new features and functionality.
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