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Motiv to AmeriPride: 30 More e-Trucks

March 7, 2017 in batteries, delivery vehicles, Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Operator Claims a Record for the Textile Delivery Sector

Power Systems is spreading the word this morning that it’s supplying an additional 20 all-electric delivery vans to AmeriPride Services, making for a total of 30.

Motiv Opens Its New Headquarters

August 23, 2016 in Companies, Electric Drive, event, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Triple the Workspace with Room for 100 Employees

Battery electric vehicle driveline software specialist has opened its new headquarters in Foster City, south of San Francisco. The facility affords triple the workspace of the company’s old location, and will allow for growth to about 100 employees – likewise a tripling.

California Needs to Plug-in – Seriously

August 5, 2016 in Opinion by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Sustainable Transportation Requires More REAL Support for Industry:
Politicians Posture, But ‘the Industry Sees Something Entirely Different’

Special to Fleets & Fuels by Urvi Nagrani,
Marketing & Business Development Director, Motiv Power Systems

If you read the news you might think California cares about the environment. Governor Jerry Brown has both a Zero-Emission Vehicle Action Plan and a Sustainable Freight Plan. Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León spearheaded work on SB 350, a landmark climate bill last year. California’s leadership on environmental causes was recognized last year with Governor Brown’s high profile talks with the Pope on climate leadership.

Motiv Electric Drive on New Platforms

June 7, 2016 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

CTEC and Rockport Can Handle the Motiv All-Electric Powertrain:
Santa Ana Puts a Motiv-Drive E-450 Work Truck Through Its Paces

California Truck Equipment and Indiana’s Rockport Commercial Vehicles are now offering 100% battery-electric versions of their maintenance work trucks and box trucks using drivelines from Motiv Power Systems, Motiv says.

Morgan Olson for Motiv-Drive e-WIVs

March 1, 2016 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

F59-Based ‘Route Star’ Walk-In Van with 85 Miles Range

Morgan Olson, a household name among fleet managers in bodies for delivery vehicles, has launched a 100% battery-electric walk-in van with driveline by Motiv Power Systems. The firms are announcing their heightened collaboration at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis today.

Motiv Battery Trucks for AmeriPride

February 16, 2016 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

First of Ten F59-Chassis Vans Delivered for Fleet in Vernon, Calif.

Motiv Power Systems is celebrating a decision by AmeriPride Services to replace a fifth of its fleet in Vernon Calif. with Motiv’s 100% battery electric trucks. The first of ten vehicles built on Ford F59 chassis was delivered in November.

Motiv & Creative for a Battery School Bus

January 21, 2016 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Ford F59 Chassis for All-Electric Starcraft-Body e-Quest XL
Takes Creative’s GAS Unit Into the Electric Vehicles Market

Motiv Power Systems, stating that it’s “continuing to demonstrate its collaborative approach to greening America’s fleets,” said yesterday that it’s working with Creative Bus Sales on a new 100% battery electric school bus. The “e-Quest XL” vehicle on Ford F59 chassis with Starcraft body is to be able to carry up to 48 passengers with a single-charge range of up to 85 miles.

CEC Funds eVehicle, Fuel Cell Projects

July 14, 2015 in Electric Drive, EVs, fuel cells, Hydrogen, money awarded by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

More than $10 Million for Demonstrations in Disadvantaged Areas

The California Energy Commission has approved more than $10 million in grants for four electric-drive vehicle projects including a zero emission fuel-cell truck to transport shipping containers, and battery-electric school buses.

Motiv Opening Cal Facility for EVs

May 27, 2015 in Companies, Electric Drive, event, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Cites $8.1 Million Worth of California Energy Commission Funding

Motiv Power Systems says it expects to employ 20 workers and produce 480 all-electric powertrains annually at a new facility it’s opening today in Hayward, near San Francisco. The firm credits a total of $8.1 million in grant funding from the California Energy Commission that’s helping commercialize the “All-Electric Powertrain.”

Motiv Offers the F59, Six for AmeriPride

March 4, 2015 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

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

Motiv Drive Battery Buses in Service

January 13, 2015 in Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Google and CEC Back 100% Electric Shuttles in Mountain View

Four new 100% battery electric community shuttle buses, funded by Google as the heart of a two-year, California Energy Commission-backed pilot project, are on the road in Mountain View, Calif. Read More >>

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.

Four Motiv e-Buses as Google Shuttles

August 14, 2014 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Four Battery Buses to Operate in Mountain View, Calif.

Redwood City, Calif.-based Motiv Power Systems will supply four pure battery electric buses based on the Ford E-450 chassis to operate as free shuttles in Mountain View, Calif. on behalf of Google – the largest employer in the town.


Millions for Motiv from Magness

July 1, 2014 in Electric Drive, EVs, investments by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Battery Trucks Developer Raises $7.3 Million for Powertrain Production

Foster City, Calif.-based Motiv Power Systems said Monday that it’s raised $7.3 million in growth capital from investors led by Colorado’s Magness Investment Group. Motiv offers its ePCS – for electric Powertrain Control System – as a unique product suite “that can electrify any truck or bus chassis with a variety of commercially-available battery packs and motors.”

Motiv All-Electric Bus for Kings Canyon

March 11, 2014 in Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘America’s Only All-Electric School Bus’ to Save $10,000 a Year

California’s Motiv Power Systems is talking up the deployment of the first of four 100% battery electric school buses by the Kings Canyon Unified School District, also of California. The Ford E-450 chassis vehicle – the SST-e by New York’s Trans Tech Bus – has a Motiv ePCS drive.

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.

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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