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Motiv’s 100% Battery Garbage Truck

September 16, 2014 in batteries, Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Proprietary Controls and Fiamm Sodium Electric Batteries
Allow for Collection Route Service of Up to 60 Miles Per Day

Motiv Power Systems is to unveil North America’s first fully battery-electric, fully functional garbage truck, operated by the City of Chicago, at Calstart’s HTUF meeting in Chicago next week.
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Motiv Names Chicago Partners

March 4, 2013 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

All-Electric Crane Refuse Truck Supported by Local Firms

City of Chicago contractors Cumberland Service and RNOW are among the project partners for an all-electric garbage truck – and perhaps as many as 20 all-electric garbage trucks – with Crane Carrier chassis for the City of Chicago, project leader Motiv Power Systems said Monday.
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Motiv Plans 20 for 2013

January 14, 2013 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

E450-Based Shuttles & Trucks, First Full-Size Chicago Garbage Truck

Motiv Power Systems, which is taking commercial electric vehicle modularity and parts interchangeability to an unprecedented level, expects to deliver approximately 20 pure battery trucks and buses this year, including full-size all-electric garbage truck to the City of Chicago – itself the first of 20.
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Chicago’s New E-Truck Incentives

November 28, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs, Solicitation by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Mayor Rahm Emanuel Launches Program for Spring 2013

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said this week that the city will launch an incentive program for electric trucks this coming spring, “which will be the most innovative program of this kind in the nation, and will encourage private and public fleets to convert their diesel trucks to electric operations.
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Motiv for Chicago eGarbage Truck

November 20, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Contract Announcement Cites ‘Scalability and Flexibility’

San Francisco Bay Area startup Motiv Power Systems has disclosed a five-year pact with the City of Chicago to supply its ePCS – electric Powertrain Control System – for full-size, Class 8 battery electric garbage trucks. The collaboration could lead to deployment of as many as 20 pure-battery trucks for $13.4 million.
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Chicago Evaluates Multiple EV Bids

June 17, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

The City of Chicago is evaluating bids for battery electric vehicles ranging from pickups to garbage collection trucks.

Would be suppliers include
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Chicago Wants Battery Trash Trucks

March 9, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

The City of Chicago, long interested in battery electric garbage trucks to reduce both air and noise pollution, has asked for bids from suppliers of numerous types of waste-related vehicles – all to be pure electrics.
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