Motiv Power Systems has begun offering a battery-electric powertrain for the Ford F-59 commercial stripped chassis, the company announced at the Work Truck Show.
AmeriPride Services, a linen and uniform delivery fleet, has selected this F-59 option from Motiv for six walk-in vans to be used in Fresno, Calif.
When electrified by Motiv's powertrain, the F-59 provides a driving range of up to 100 miles, a GVWR of 22,000 pounds, and a three-year/36,000 mile warranty for the powertrain and the chassis, according to Motiv. Zero-emission trucks and buses equipped with the powertrain have shown a reduction of total operating costs by up to 87 percent compared to diesel trucks, the company added.
The electric powertrain has also been applied to the Ford E-450 and the heavy-duty Crane Carrier COE2 chassis. The F-59 chassis is frequently used in the assembly of walk-in vans and step vans.
The powertrain includes the Motiv electric Powertrain Control System (ePCS), batteries, motor, charger, heating, air conditioning, and other components. It is installed via ship-thru and requires minimal modification to the body and final vehicle design, according to Motiv. It includes universal charging compatibility and secure remote telematics and diagnostics.
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet