August 2017 Newsletter
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Two New All-Electric Refuse Trucks
Headed to Los Angeles

We are pleased to announce an order for TWO all-electric refuse trucks from the City of Los Angeles' Sanitation Department. This marks the third metropolitan area in the United States that will utilize and benefit from Motiv-Powered, all-electric, zero-emission refuse trucks in their communities.  
Los Angeles has followed the lead of their counterparts in the state capitol, Sacramento, offering their residents refuse trucks that not only eliminate carbon emissions, but also noise.  These refuse trucks will ensure quieter mornings for the residents of Los Angeles! 
Refuse trucks are ideal candidates (economically and environmentally) for electrification due to their fixed pickup routes and predictable range requirements. The application of Motiv's
All-Electric Powertrain
results in a high quality, zero-emission electric vehicle with the same capability as traditional diesel-powered vehicles WITHOUT the noise or pollution typically associated with refuse trucks.  These benefits, along with potential 85% reduction in operating costs, make Motiv an intelligent choice in All-Electric Powertrain solutions.  
To learn more about how your fleet can benefit from electric vehicles, contact our sales team.


STN EXPO 2017 Recap

In July, our sales team attended STN EXPO hosted by School Transportation News in Reno, Nevada. STN Expo connects more than 1,000 student transportation professionals to learn how to improve operations and safety for their transportation teams.
Kash Sethi, Director of Sales, Trans Tech Booth | Reno, Nevada

Did You Know?


Yes, Really, We Can Electrify Any Commercial Chassis

From Type A school buses to Class 8 refuse trucks, we have created a scalable and modular architecture that can be used across any commercial chassis.

Our components also allow us to use off-the-shelf commercial battery packs, electric motors, and auxiliary systems for maximum flexibility and to fit exactly what you need.


News & Policy

In July, Motiv was proud to support the extension of California’s Cap-and-Trade bills to ensure California remains a global leader in addressing climate change, while also prioritizing local air quality and community health. We have been proud to work with the California Air Resources Board on projects designed to bring health benefits to disadvantaged communities across California, while also reducing the state’s emissions. The Cap-and-Trade extension ensures these programs can continue to work for all Californians for another decade.

"There's an old expression, 'think globally, act locally.' The cap-and-trade and air quality bills the Governor is signing into law this week do both. With these bills we are continuing California's global leadership on climate change and, at the same time, bringing direct air quality improvements to local communities that have been most harmed by pollution. California is once again showing you can succeed by being visionary and practical at the same time," said Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon.

Fleets who want to proactively join California in the quest to reduce pollution and improve our air quality already have access to funding from Cap-and-Trade revenue, with programs like the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP). With Cap-and-Trade’s extension, fleets can expect ongoing support to lead the transition into cleaner solutions. Our All-Electric Powertrain powers many vehicles eligible for such incentives including school buses, shuttle buses, delivery trucks, and work trucks. As we continue our mission to Free Fleets from Fossil Fuels, we support policies that enable sustainable solutions that serve our communities and customers. 

Assembly Member Eduardo Garcia Listening to Community Supporters of Cap-and-Trade | Sacramento, California

We Would Love to Hear from You

Have more questions for us about our products and features?
Would you like to see our all-electric chassis or take a Motiv-Powered vehicle for a test drive?
Email our sales team!

Upcoming Events

Motiv is participating in these upcoming events:
  • ACT Research | August 20 - 22 | Columbus, IN | Jim Castelaz (CEO & Founder), Speaking Topic: "Automation, Innovation and Regulation: What’s on the Horizon?"
  • BusCon | September 11 - 13 | Indianapolis, IN | Sales Team Attending
  • NPA Convention & Expo | October 2 - 5 | Palm Springs, CA | Sales Team Attending
  • APTA Expo | October 9 - 11 | Atlanta, GA | Sales Team Attending
Check out our website to find out where we'll be next.

About Motiv Power Systems

Motiv Power Systems designs and builds flexible and scalable Powertrain Control Systems for commercial medium and heavy-duty trucks and buses. Motiv partners with existing truck builders who manufacture electric versions of their traditional fossil-fueled vehicles on their current assembly lines using the Motiv All-Electric Powertrain

We're committed to freeing fleets from their dependency on fossil fuels!
Contact us at info@motivps.com.
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