November 10, 2020

Chassis provider Motiv wins Bimbo Bakeries electric van order

Motiv Power Systems, which provides chassis and software systems for medium-duty trucks and buses, said on Tuesday it had received an order for more than 100 electric delivery trucks from Bimbo Bakeries USA, America’s largest bakery.

The deal comes after a successful pilot program at the U.S. unit of Mexico’s Grupo Bimbo, using Motiv’s delivery trucks – which are electrified versions of Ford Motor Co’s F-59 truck, using batteries provided by BMW.

The deal comes as delivery fleet operators face regulatory pressure in California and other states to buy electric vehicles, while coronavirus lockdowns have fueled a surge in package deliveries.