Charged EVs | Motiv Energy Programs launches next-gen electrical vehicles with new LFP battery system

Motiv Energy Programs has been in enterprise for 14 years, offering electrical step vans, field vehicles and shuttle buses with payloads of 2-6 tons. The corporate has deployed greater than 150 autos with fleets throughout North America. 

Now the corporate has introduced its next-generation electrical vehicles for medium-duty fleets. The brand new era includes a new motor and a brand new battery system, in addition to a extra environment friendly powertrain design with fewer components.  

Motiv labored with Nidec to design and patent a six-phase motor and motor controller that it says produces extra torque than comparable legacy ICE elements. Motiv additionally collaborated with Our Subsequent Power (ONE) to develop a brand new Aries lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery system that includes Motiv’s patent-pending battery management interface.

Motiv says its US-made LFP battery is freed from nickel and cobalt, which lowers prices, creates a extra sustainable uncooked materials provide chain, affords an extended lifetime, and will increase security by eliminating the potential for thermal occasions.

The brand new powertrain embodies an environment friendly design, combining 12 totally different components right into a single unit with fewer wires and cables. Motiv says the simplicity improves serviceability, limits upkeep wants and permits the autos to make use of much less refrigerant.

The brand new vehicles are designed to be extremely customizable. Fleets can choose two or three battery packs to allow a spread of 150-200 miles. Motiv’s new design helps personalized physique builders, providing a number of cost port places, a number of high-voltage equipment for HVAC and energy take-off, and different specialised physique options.  

“Motiv’s new expertise platform tackles key boundaries to electrifying a business fleet: payload confidence, vary nervousness and serviceability issues. And we’ve achieved so in collaboration with our prospects,” mentioned Tim Krauskopf, CEO of Motiv Energy Programs. “The motive force holding the wheel day by day is our goal.”

Motiv’s next-generation autos are at present accessible for buy, and the primary buyer shipments are scheduled for this June.

Supply: Motiv Energy Programs


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