When Purolator put out a Request for Proposals in search of its first fully-electric truck, one of the key elements it was looking for was support.
Of course, there were other requirements. Cost. Range. Size and weight of the battery packs. But after-sales support was essential, according to Serge Viola, director, national fleet with Purolator. Motiv Power Systems of California won the bid and supplied Purolator with five 18-foot electric box trucks built on a Ford F-59 chassis, with Motiv supplying the electric powertrain.