Motiv now offers lithium-ion battery packs

Motiv Expands Product Offering to Include
BMW Lithium-Ion Battery Packs

Motiv Power Systems now offers lithium-ion battery packs for their all-electric chassis through an exciting new partnership with BMW AG. BMW's leading i3 passenger car battery packs have been validated with millions of real-world miles and Motiv's EPIC chassis will feature the (third) evolution of the i model technology.

BMW's i3 battery pack technology has been featured in over 100,000 vehicle sales and has seen every road condition possible, proving to be durable, dependable, and reliable. Motiv-powered vehicle applications include delivery trucks, school buses, shuttle buses, work trucks, trolleys, and specialty vehicles.

Los Angeles County Orders Two
Motiv-Powered Bookmobiles

 Los Angeles County is well known for its strong environmental stewardship and establishing influential climate action goals. This year LA County will expand their zero-emission fleet with two bookmobiles powered by Motiv EPIC chassis. Bookmobiles are ideal candidates for electrification due to their fixed routes and predictable range requirements. 

Motiv-powered vehicles are emissions free and don't idle, providing a healthier experience for community members during their visits to the bookmobiles. Research has also shown children see improved lung functions and IQ levels when communities step away fossil fuels.

Motiv's All-Electric EPIC Ford F-59 Chassis

The LA County Motiv-powered bookmobiles will be based on Ford F-59 step vans, with bodies built by Utilimaster and upfitted by Summit Body Works

Why Upgrade?

Save up to 85% in operating costs and 66% in maintenance costs!

While the environmental case for going all-electric was always strong, the financial case has never been better, thanks to reduced battery prices and increasing federal and state incentives. 

Motiv's EPIC chassis is designed to meet or exceed internal combustion engine performance and provides comparable acceleration and hill climbing power to gasoline or diesel power. Every Motiv chassis is Ford eQVM approved, GSA approved, and CARB certified. Motiv chassis have also been validated by hundreds of thousands of real world miles. 


Motiv-powered vehicles have driven 500,000 miles and counting! 

Upcoming Events


Motiv is participating in these upcoming events:

  • Stanford's Energy Seminar: It's Electric! Mobility | February 11 | Stanford, CA
    Jim Castelaz, CEO, Speaking
  • EUEC | February 25 - 27 | San Deigo, CA
    Jim Castelaz, CEO, Speaking | The Electrification of Commercial Transportation
  • The Work Truck Show 2019 | March 5 - 8 | Indianapolis, IN
    Motiv on display at Utilimaster's Booth #3049, Ford's Booth #3239, and at the Ride & Drive!
    Jim Castelaz, CEO, Speaking | Truck Electrification: No Longer a Science Project
  • ACT Expo 2019 | April 23 - 26 | Long Beach, CA
    Motiv Exhibiting at Booth #1527 and at the Ride & Drive!
    Jim Castelaz, CEO, Speaking

We Would Love to Hear from You

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About Motiv Power Systems

Founded in 2009, and headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, Motiv Power Systems is committed to freeing fleets from their dependence on fossil fuels. Motiv’s EPIC (Electric Powered Intelligent Chassis) family is CARB certified, GSA approved, and available for many body configurations including step vans, box trucks, work trucks, shuttle buses, school buses, trolleys, mobile outreach vehicles, and other specialty applications. An EPIC chassis offers uncompromised performance and functionality without the pollution, noise, heat, and vibration of gasoline or diesel power.

Motiv is a Ford eQVM-approved provider of all-electric chassis for commercial trucks and buses and benefits from engineering insights and support from Ford to ensure safety and reliability. With more than 500,000 miles logged in Fortune 50 fleet deployments throughout North America, the EPIC family eliminates 100% of vehicle emissions, dramatically reduces operating and maintenance costs, and creates a healthier environment for riders and communities, while also reducing driver fatigue.

We're committed to freeing fleets from their dependence on fossil fuels!

Proudly Engineered & Assembled in the USA 

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