At Motiv, we are freeing fleets from fossil fuels.

Our Values

We drive to this purpose with a passion for our business and our customers that runs deep.

We are incredibly curious. We have to know how it works, how it breaks and how we as a team can make it better. We make decisions based on facts and data. We have a continuous improvement mindset that fosters teamwork, functional excellence, diversity, inclusion, listening, and respect.

We focus our deep passion and curiosity on delighting our customers; listening to and meeting their needs through collaboration, a can-do attitude, and a skilled and motivated team. We celebrate the unique perspectives that diversity brings and champion innovative ideas.

Finally, at Motiv we own it. We hold ourselves and others responsible and accountable for delivering results and satisfying our customers. We set high expectations and inspire others. We show initiative, courage, integrity, and the best corporate citizenship.

This is who we are here at Motiv:
Deeply Passionate • Curious • Customer-focused • Collaborative • We Own it
Our History
Founded by Motiv CTO Jim Castelaz
2009
Founded by Motiv CTO Jim Castelaz
Launched Prototype all-electric F-59 powertrain at NTEA Work Truck Show
2012
Launched Prototype all-electric F-59 powertrain at NTEA Work Truck Show
E-450 all-electric Type A school bus deployed in California (industry first)
2013
E-450 all-electric Type A school bus deployed in California (industry first)
E-450 Google shuttle buses deployment
F-59 AmeriPride step vans deployment
2015
E-450 Google shuttle buses deployment
F-59 AmeriPride step vans deployment
Increased deployments / repeat orders
CARB approval for powertrain
2016
Increased deployments / repeat orders
CARB approval for powertrain
Ford eQVM approval (industry first)
F-59 Type C with Forest River & Creative Bus Sales
2017
Ford eQVM approval (industry first)
F-59 Type C with Forest River & Creative Bus Sales
New strategic partnerships
More deployments
2018
New strategic partnerships
More deployments
Collins School Bus Partnership
BMW passenger car batteries
New customers and partners
All-Electric USPS step vans
2019
Collins School Bus Partnership
BMW passenger car batteries
New customers and partners
All-Electric USPS step vans
1 million miles
New customers, repeat orders
More deployments
3rd California location opened
2020
1 million miles
New customers, repeat orders
More deployments
3rd California location opened
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