Press Releases
September 16, 2014

First All-Electric Garbage Truck in North America, Developed by Motiv Power Systems, Hits the Road in Chicago

The City of Chicago is now home to the first and only all-electric garbage truck in North America.  Designed by Motiv Power Systems, the Electric Refuse Vehicle, or ERV, was made possible using Motiv's modular, plug-and-play electric Powertrain Control System (ePCS) technology and in collaboration with Chicago's existing refuse truck vendors.  Read more
June 30, 2014

Motiv Power Systems Raises $7.3 Million for Electric Truck Powertrain Production

The electric truck leader and top supplier of control systems to the growing electric truck market, Motiv Power Systems, raised $7.3 million in growth capital from investors led by Colorado's Magness Investment Group. Read more
October 22, 2013

Trans Tech Bus and Motiv Power Systems Partner On New All-Electric School Bus

New all-electric Type A school buses will hit the road in 2014, due to a collaboration between Trans Tech Bus, and Motiv Power Systems. Read more
March 4, 2013

Motiv Power Systems Announces Supplier Partners in All-Electric Garbage Truck Contract with City of Chicago

FOSTER CITY, Calif.  -- Ramping up the development of what is expected to be the first US all-electric Class 8 refuse truck, Motiv Power Systems has announced some of its vendor partners on the project.  The garbage truck body will be a Loadmaster 20 cubic yard Excel-S series, provided by RNOW Inc under municipal contract with the City of Chicago.  Read more
September 12, 2012

Motiv Power Systems Runs All-Electric Bus On Two Separate Battery Types

Over the past six months, Motiv Power Systems has successfully run its demo all-electric bus on two different off-the-shelf battery types, demonstrating the universal battery compatibility of its electric Powertrain Control System (ePCS).  Read more
February 28, 2012

Motiv Power Systems Secures $1.16 Million California Energy Commission Grant, Demos New Battery-Electric Truck at Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Motiv Power Systems, an innovator in electric vehicle (EV) powertrains for commercial trucks announced today the California Energy Commission (CEC) granted the company $1.16 million for an assembly line pilot run of four electric truck chassis in partnership with Detroit Chassis. Read more

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