7 million medium-duty trucks are registered in the US. They are shuttle buses, delivery trucks and municipal fleet work trucks. 1 million of these vehicles are purchased each year in the US. About 25% of these vehicles drive planned local routes less than 100 miles every day making them strong candidates for electrification.
Fleets face many problems pushing them towards alternative fuels, including emissions regulations, oil dependence and price volatility, environmental and public opinion concerns. Thousands of hybrid and hundreds of electric trucks are already on the road, and their numbers are growing rapidly.
The Motiv electric Powertrain Control System (ePCS) is an “Operating System” which allows builders to use a common platform to accomodate different ranges, weight classes, power levels and battery suppliers enabling electric vehicles customized to minimize cost and maximize range with minimal engineering.
The Motiv ePCS is a combination of hardware and software – includes Power Control Unit (PCU) and Adaptive Power Converters (APCs) allowing you to get durable electric vehicles without expensive hardware redesigns just software reprogramming.