Motiv Power Systems and Morgan Olson are collaborating to provide an all-electric option for Morgan Olson’s popular “Route Star” walk-in van, built on the Ford F59 chassis.
“We are thrilled to be working with Motiv and utilizing their all-electric powertrain technology,” says Rich Tremmel, Morgan Olson’s vice president of sales and marketing. “Many fleet managers are exploring alternative fuel solutions and finding electric to be ideal in many delivery applications. We want Morgan Olson to be the body company of choice for these new technologies.”
The new all-electric option of the Route Star walk-in van features up to 20% gradeability, 85 miles of driving range and a 50% battery recharge time of 2.5 hours. Morgan Olson also says the design of its walk-in van bodies demonstrates a 50% faster delivery time over conventional delivery trucks.
Motiv recently delivered its first all-electric van to AmeriPride Services’ Vernon, Calif., facility. Within the next year, this facility will be utilizing the all-electric Route Star walk-in van as part of a pilot program to convert 20% of its fleet to zero-emissions, all-electric trucks.
In addition to the F59 chassis, Motiv has upfit packages available for the Ford E450 and Crane Carrier Class 8 chassis. Configurations include all of the components required to transform a chassis to zero-emission, all-electric drive and are professionally installed to original equipment manufacturer standards at the time of the vehicle’s manufacture.