Motiv Power Systems launches next-gen MD electric trucks

Motiv Power Systems launches next-gen MD electric trucks

Motiv worked with Nidec to design a six-phase motor and also co-developed its new One Aries LFP battery system.

Motiv Power Systems announced its next-generation electric trucks for medium-duty fleets. Motiv says its new trucks build on the company’s previous generations and are engineered to meet today’s fleet needs while embracing the latest EV technology, including a new motor and a new battery system, all assembled with a more efficient powertrain design with fewer parts.

Motiv worked with Nidec to design and patent a six-phase motor and motor controller producing torque that the company says surpasses internal combustion engine (ICE) counterparts. Motiv also co-developed and has patents pending for its battery interface to the new battery system, the One Aries LFP battery system, which the company says is capable of reaching a 200-mile range on a single charge. The base version is rated at 150 miles range.

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The new EVs combine 12 different parts into a single unit with fewer wires and cables, Motiv says.

Motiv says its next-generation vehicles incorporate notable upgrades, including:

  • Torque equal to Class 8 diesel trucks: The patented motor and controller, co-developed with Nidec, offers Class 8 diesel-comparable torque, making the trucks faster than all gasoline equivalents 0-30 and 0-60 with a full load (4-6 tons).
  • Simplified design: The new EVs have built on Motiv’s previous iterations, combining 12 different parts into a single unit with fewer wires and cables.
  • Enhanced driving range: The new One Aries LFP battery, co-developed with One and incorporating Motiv’s battery control signal, offers a 150-200-mile range for its entire capacity, even when at max GVWR.
  • Battery safety and sustainability: The LFP battery is free of nickel and cobalt. The chemistry and design of the LFP battery greatly increases safety by eliminating the potential for thermal events. Additionally, the batteries are manufactured in the U.S.
  • Customizable: Fleets can select two or three battery packs to suit range needs. The new technology design supports customized body builders, including providing several charge port locations, multiple high-voltage accessories for HVAC and power take-off, and specialized body requirements.

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