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Nov 12, 2014, 06:00 ET
The Motiv powered all-electric bus is expected to save Kings Canyon Unified School District over $10,000 a year in fuel and maintenance costs, while also eliminating student exposure to particulate air emissions.

Motiv Power Systems Wins Popular Science's 2014 Best of What's New Award in Green Category

 Motiv Power Systems, the electric truck leader and top supplier of control systems to the growing electric truck market, is proud to announce...

Sep 16, 2014, 06:00 ET
The City of Chicago is currently running the Motiv ERV on different residential refuse and recycling routes of up to 60 miles, saving 2,688 gallons a year. (PRNewsFoto/Motiv Power Systems)

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...

Jun 30, 2014, 06:00 ET
Most recent investor Gary Magness gives a thumbs-up while driving the Trans Tech Bus SST-e all-electric school bus, powered by Motiv Power Systems. (PRNewsFoto/Motiv Power Systems)

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...

Mar 03, 2014, 06:00 ET
The new all-electric bus is expected to save Kings Canyon Unified School District over $10,000 a year in fuel and maintenance costs, while also eliminating student exposure to particulate air emissions. The new bus is powered by Motiv Power Systems.  (PRNewsFoto/Motiv Power Systems)

America's Only All-Electric School Bus Transports Students, Saving California School District Over $10,000 a Year in Fuel and Maintenance

Kings Canyon Unified School District (KCUSD), in California's San Joaquin Valley, leads the nation as the only school district using an...

Oct 22, 2013, 14:12 ET
The Trans Tech/Motiv SST-e all-electric school bus can save a school district about 16 gallons of fuel a day, or around $11,000 in fuel savings over a year. This Type A bus has a passenger capacity of up to 32 students, or 24 students and 1 wheelchair.  (PRNewsFoto/Motiv Power Systems)

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. Called the...

Mar 04, 2013, 06:00 ET
Currently the only technology of its kind in the trucking market, the Motiv ePCS uses off-the-shelf batteries and motors, which can be mixed and matched to fit the exact size of the electric truck needed and swapped out as battery technology improves.  (PRNewsFoto/Motiv Power Systems)

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

 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...

Sep 12, 2012, 06:00 ET
The Motiv electronic Powertrain System works with a wide range of batteries, motors, and chassis. This flexibility allows fleets to choose their battery vendors, as well as vehicle range and power.  (PRNewsFoto/Motiv Power Systems)

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,...

Feb 28, 2012, 06:00 ET
The Motiv electric powertrain control system (ePCS) transforms the conventional truck chassis into a 100-mile range electric truck with a real-time, diagnostics monitoring system and a lifetime cost 50% less than diesel. The interchangeability of the ePCS components allows traditional diesel truck builders to assemble new EV truck chassis on their existing assembly lines.  (PRNewsFoto/Motiv Power Systems)

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...