DRIVING TO CLEANER TRANSPORTATION
MOTIV POWER SYSTEMS’ AMERIPRIDE FLEET PROJECT

Electrifying delivery trucks in disadvantaged communities brings many wins—clean air, clean jobs, healthier communities, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

Motiv Power Systems partnered with AmeriPride to retrofit seven of their package delivery vans with an all-electric drive train system. AmeriPride is one of the largest textile rental and supply companies in North America, delivering goods through a large fleet of vans and trucks. Motiv Power Systems designs and builds flexible, scalable all-electric powertrains for medium and heavy duty commercial vehicles. The company works directly with truck builders to install the electric powertrains when the vehicles are assembled, simplifying the installation process.

AmeriPride’s Vernon, California facility was ideal to pilot a fleet of electric delivery trucks because its delivery-route density is well-suited for the electric truck’s refueling needs. AmeriPride is operating 10 of its 50 vehicles on electric powertrains. Motiv’s powertrain allows the trucks to achieve an 80-mile range on a full charge and the battery can charge in 2.5 hours. These delivery vans carry Motiv’s first powertrain installed on previously used vehicle bodies.

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Electric delivery van parked at warehouse Electric delivery van in front of open warehouse bay back of electric delivery van plugged in for charging

Photos by Urvi Nagrani, courtesy of Motiv Power Systems.

 

Benefits

  • 20% of the Vernon facility’s fleet is electrified.

  • Located in a disadvantaged community.

  • Directly supports 42 jobs, including engineering, manufacturing, and business jobs.

Type of Project

Electric Medium-Duty Trucks

ARFVTP Award Amount

$1,600,000

Match Funding

$1,844,400

Status

Operational

 

The Motiv Power Systems’ AmeriPride Fleet Project is located in Vernon, California
 

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