Motiv Opens New Electric Vehicle Facility in California

Motiv Power Systems, a technology company that offers software platform for the electrification of medium-duty trucks and buses, has opened a new facility in Stockton, Calif. It will serve as a pre-delivery inspection and service center enabling local and efficient customer support. Along with U.S. based engineering and assembling, this service center will support the majority of Motiv customer’s electric vehicle (EV) fleets that are in the San Joaquin Valley. To date, Motiv said its customers nationwide have driven over 950,000 clean miles.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on February 13 and included politicians, customers, EV fleet managers, community stakeholders and local business leaders. Event attendees got a glimpse at Motiv’s Epic F-59 step van with BMW batteries and its Epic F-59 chassis with next-generation Adaptive Battery Controller (ABC). Epic F-59 step vans are widely deployed in the Central Valley region, in addition to Type A school buses and Epic E-450 step vans.

“I’m really excited that Motiv is here,” said Michael Tubbs, Mayor of Stockton. “For the past three years working in Stockton has been focused on how to marry climate resiliency and being good environmental stewards with economic development. Motiv coming to Stockton is an example of that. I think companies like Motiv doing the work of making sure that folks are still able to transport their goods while allowing us to have clean air is an important part of the solution.”

In addition, Motiv marked its tenth anniversary, secured $60 million in Series B funding, and enabled over two dozen customers to electrify their fleets. Stockton is Motiv’s third California facility along with its Hayward manufacturing facility and Foster City headquarters. The company is also planning an expansion in Detroit with an engineering and manufacturing facility.

Motiv continues key geographic growth initiatives working with partners like Ford, BMW, Winnebago, Utilimaster Corp., REV Group, Champion Bus, Collins Bus, Trans Tech Bus, and more.

“With continued growth in the EV market for fleet electrification, customers prefer to work with a trusted partner for all of their vehicle and service needs. These forward-thinking customers recognize the value that clean transportation brings to their supply chain, their drivers, and their community at large,” said Motiv Chairman & CEO Matt O’Leary. “We are dedicated to the success of our customers and the opening of the Stockton facility is one step in a larger plan to support these goals.”

Vehicles electrified by Motiv feature operating software and power electronics on Ford chassis, most notably the E-450 and F-59. As a Ford partner and Qualified Vehicle Modifier (eQVM) for EVs, Motiv adheres to Ford’s assessment criteria verifying it meets requirements that align with fleet customer’s long-term needs and goals.

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