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Motiv Power Systems intros 5th Gen electric chassis

Motiv’s EPIC E-450 chassis in its California Headquarters undergoing validation process.Motiv’s EPIC E-450 chassis in its California Headquarters undergoing validation process.

Motiv Power Systems this week introduced the fifth-generation of its medium duty EPIC F-59 and E-450 chassis, reducing the total number of components in the electric powertrain by 30%, while also improving range, acceleration and top speed.

The set up uses BMW’s high-performance batteries – offering commercially proven road performance over billions of real-world miles, increased reliability and longer warranties (five-year/75K mile) – in a new robust architecture that includes Motiv’s latest release of its AdaptEV software.

Motiv’s AdaptEV software offers fleets new features such as hill hold driver assist, two-hour high-speed charging using direct current fast charging (DCFC), telematics, and vehicle to grid (V2G) support capability. Software upgrades are available to fleets via over the air updates.

The new EPIC chassis are also Ford eQVM-approved and come with a three-year/50K mile powertrain warranty. The company claims Motiv-powered vehicles offer fleets more than 99% uptime and up to 85% operation and maintenance cost savings compared to internal combustion engine vehicles.