December 8, 2020

Alsco Uniforms North America Launches Fleet Electrification Program with Motiv Power Systems

The premier uniform service provider’s zero-emission fleet will be powered by Motiv’s all-electric EPIC chassis

 [Foster City, Calif. – December 8, 2020] — As fleets nationwide transition to all-electric vehicles for last mile deliveries, Motiv announced the deployment of four all-electric step vans with Alsco, a global uniform service company. These zero-emission step vans are built on Motiv’s EPIC F-59 Ford eQVM-approved chassis and will serve routes in Sacramento and Los Angeles, with dozens more planned for next year. Alsco selected Motiv after successful demonstrations, where Alsco drivers and depot managers were impressed with the Motiv-powered electric trucks’ performance.

Ideal for Alsco’s routes, Motiv’s EPIC F-59 chassis incorporate its mature and proven fifth generation electric powertrain technology, AdaptEV software and BMW battery packs. These all-electric step vans will reduce operation and maintenance costs by up to 85 percent, resulting in a lower total cost of ownership over the life of the vehicle. On an annual basis, the four electric step vans will offset approximately 100 metric tons of CO2 versus diesel-powered internal combustion engine (ICE) counterparts. They also provide drivers with fatigue reducing features such as hill hold and regenerative braking.

Alsco works to make their processes more sustainable and source products from vendors who prioritize eco-friendly options. By introducing zero-emission all-electric step vans into their fleet, Alsco is taking concrete steps to decrease its carbon footprint in the communities they serve.

“Alsco’s products, by nature, are more sustainable compared to disposables. We promote the use of reusable items, like uniforms, cloth napkins, towels, isolation gowns, and floor mats to our customers,” said Ben Fox, Director of Sales and Marketing, Alsco. “It only makes sense for us to put our delivery drivers in sustainable, efficient, reliable Motiv-powered all-electric step vans.”


Alsco Linen and Uniform's Motiv-Powered Step Van

Alsco’s zero-emission step vans are built on Motiv’s EPIC F-59 Ford eQVM-approved chassis with Utilimaster bodies


With diverse vehicle applications and a strong customer base, Motiv has become a recognized leader delivering all-electric chassis for commercial trucks and buses. In addition to step vans, Motiv’s EPIC chassis power school buses, shuttle buses, box trucks, mobile medical vehicles, and more.

“We are excited to see Alsco Uniforms diversify their fleets to include zero-emission step vans,” said Matt O’Leary, Motiv’s Chairman and CEO. “As we see more medium-duty fleets choose all-electric options for their last mile delivery efforts, it’s our hope that we will truly see fleets freed from fossil fuels. We applaud Alsco’s long tradition of serving their customers with efficient, innovative, and sustainable technologies and look forward to a successful partnership into 2021.”


About Motiv Power Systems

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, Motiv Power Systems is a sustainable technology company delivering EV solutions for medium-duty trucks and buses. Its commitment to freeing fleets from fossil fuels provides fleets a seamless pathway to electrification. Motiv’s proven EV technology is Ford eQVM-approved, CARB-certified, uses high-performance BMW batteries, and is available for many configurations, including step vans, box trucks, work trucks, shuttle buses, school buses, trolleys, and other specialty vehicles. Motiv has over 100 vehicles on the road, operating at over 99 percent uptime, and more than one million miles logged among several of the largest fleets in North America. Motiv’s adaptable technology solutions offer fleets up to 85 percent operation and maintenance cost savings and provide operators with a healthier, smoother, and quieter driving experience without polluting the communities they serve. For more information and career opportunities, please visit


About Alsco

Alsco is a fourth-generation, family-owned-and-operated business, founded in 1889, that was recognized by the prestigious Hohenstein Institute for having invented the linen and uniform rental industry. Celebrating over 130 years of business, Alsco provides uniform rental services to customers that include restaurants, healthcare facilities, the automotive industry and industrial facilities. With over 180 locations and more than 20,000 employees, Alsco provides world-class service to over 355,000 customers in 14 countries. Learn more at


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