Motiv Power Systems launches next-generation electric vehicles

by Today's Trucking

Motiv Power Systems is launching its next generation of all-electric medium-duty trucks, featuring several upgrades for fleets.

A motor and controller co-developed with Nidec offers Class 8-comparable torque, according to the company, boosting speed and acceleration compared to gasoline-fueled trucks.

cutaway chassis
(Screen grab: YouTube/Motiv Power Systems)

A new design combines 12 parts into one unit with fewer wires and cables, reducing maintenance requirements and improving serviceability. It also uses less refrigerant than the previous design.

The new ONE Aries LFP battery offers 150-200 miles (240-320 km) of range, even when carrying a full payload.

The battery is nickel- and cobalt-free, which reduces costs and creates a more sustainable supply chain, the company says. And customers can choose two- or three-battery-pack designs to suit their range needs.

“Motiv’s new technology platform tackles key barriers to electrifying a commercial fleet: payload confidence, range anxiety and serviceability concerns. And we’ve done so in collaboration with our customers,” said Tim Krauskopf, CEO of Motiv Power Systems. “The driver holding the wheel every day is our target – and our success at getting them to advocate for Motiv’s EV’s is the best validation for adoption.”

The new trucks are available for order now, with initial shipments slated for June.

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