Motiv Power announces 100 new vehicle orders from California

Motiv Power Systems, an American manufacturer of battery-electric chassis for medium-duty commercial vehicles, has secured more than 100 new orders via California’s HVIP program – with customers including Cintas, FedEx, Aramark, Alsco, City Fresh, Great White Packaging, and more.

The new orders for Motiv span a range of sectors from electric trucks and buses and include parcel delivery step vans, retail goods vehicles, municipal work trucks, and multiple trolleys, shuttles, and school buses. Motiv is fresh from announcing that its next-generation EV truck battery can last more than 150-miles on a single charge. This new modular technology will be launched in early 2023 in partnership with the Michigan-based battery developer Our Next Energy (ONE). Until then, batteries had been sourced from BMW. Motiv’s 6th generation platform will also include a new motor co-designed with Nidec.

“Innovative companies worldwide are looking to an all-electric future and need collaborators like Motiv with our proven track record of delivering successful EV vehicles, as well as broader fleet rollouts,” said Tim Krauskopf, CEO of Motiv Power Systems. He also noted that the upcoming 2031 electrification deadline in California is coming up soon: “That’s sooner than you think when it comes to testing, piloting, and deploying EV fleets.”

The HVIP programme, also known as the ‘Hybrid and zero-emission truck and bus Voucher Incentive Project’, aims to make electric and hybrid vehicles more available to Californian businesses by eliminating paperwork and providing incentives.


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