February 26, 2019

Electric Truck Developer Motiv Signs Deal With Detroit Chassis

Motiv Power Systems, a fast-growing startup in the electric truck business, has signed a production deal with Detroit Chassis, the builder of Ford’s F-59 glider for medium-duty commercial vehicles.

The pact means customers for electric trucks based on Motiv’s EPIC chassis no longer will have to foot the cost of dismantling an internal combustion drivetrain, Matt O’Leary, the new chief executive of the Foster City, Calif.-based company, told Trucks.com

Detroit Custom Chassis, a Michigan-based builder of rolling chassis assemblies for Ford, will turn out the fully electric Motiv glider – essentially the complete underpinnings of a truck, minus body and interior – alongside Ford’s internal combustion version at its Detroit Chassis plant.