Operating Costs Can Be Reduced by Up to 87% Compared with Diesel
California’s Motiv Power Systems is launching the Ford F59 chassis as a platform option for its 100% battery electric drives, and reports an initial order for six from AmeriPride for service in Fresno, Calif.
This item was initially posted on March 2
The F59-chassis vans have Motiv All-Electric Powertrains. The powertrain includes Motiv’s mix-and-match ePCS, the electric Powertrain Control System comprising batteries, motor, charger, heating, and air conditioning.
“Zero-emission trucks and buses equipped with the Motiv All-Electric Powertrain have shown a reduction of total operating costs by up to 87% compared to diesel trucks,” the company says.
The trucks feature
- single charge range of up to 100 miles;
- a three-year/36,000 mile warranty for the Motive drive and the Ford F59 chassis;
- universal charging compatibility;
- secure remote telematics and diagnostics; and
- heating and air conditioning.
“The vast majority of trucks and buses are completely dependent on fossil fuel,” Motiv founder and CEO Jim Castelaz said in a release today. “Combine this with unpredictability of fuel prices and increasing health concerns over toxic emissions and their contribution to climate change and it’s clear that a shift is needed.
Fiamm SoNick and TM4
Motiv is using Fiamm SoNick nickel sodium batteries ands motors from TM4 for the AmeriPride vehicles.
Motiv is emphasizing the new F59 chassis option at the NTEA Work Truck Show, which runs March 4-6 in Indianapolis.
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