Motiv Power Systems is now taking 2024 orders for the new Argo Series electric truck featuring the first medium-duty EV cab.
The Argo Series is designed to support all medium-duty applications across Class 4-6 — including box trucks, step vans, shuttle buses, refrigerated vehicles, vocational vehicles, and other specialties — and is built on top of Motiv’s powertrain, including industry-leading torque and a 150-200 mile range LFP battery.
Motiv aims to have Argo help meet California’s Advanced Clean Fleet Rule demand for roughly 20,000 new zero-emission medium-duty EVs on the road by the end of 2024.
Argo Series Electric Truck Features Improved Efficiency and Comfort
The new Argo vehicles are built from the ground up, while maintaining the utility of the vehicle. Key design features promote:
- Energy Efficiency: Energy optimization is everywhere in the Argo cab’s composite structure, including windshields with built-in heat to save on defrosting energy, seats heated with specially-designed airflow, and a shorter bumper-to-back-of-cab distance to create more maneuverable trucks. The weight savings of composites means more payload, offsetting incremental battery weight.
- Command Seating Position for Driver Comfort: The Argo cab features a Command Seating Position informed by customer experience to relieve driver fatigue and decrease work compensation-related injuries. This feature includes sightlines at the four points of the vehicle, incorporates lower belt lines for better visibility, and features door access with full-size interior steps.
- Safety: The Argo Series leverages active and passive safety features, providing visibility and ingress/egress for the driver, reinforcing safety at every turn.
- Thermal Performance: Built from structural composites, it uses less battery energy to keep the driver comfortable translates to more energy available for driving range. The advanced thermal performance also lends itself to less road noise, ultimately reducing driver fatigue.
Editor's Note: The item was orignally published on 8/8/23 and updated on 8/29/23