Motiv Power Systems Runs All-Electric Bus On Two Separate Battery Types

September 14, 2012 06:58 PM EST By: Jennifer Rocha

TechConnect Innovation Tracking: Motiv Power Systems, a TechConnect Accelerator participant-Anaheim, CA, 2010

Story content courtesy of Motiv Power Systems

Over the past six months, Motiv Power Systems has successfully run its demo all-electric bus on two different off-the-shelf battery types, demonstrating the universal battery compatibility of its electric Powertrain Control System (ePCS).  This EV innovation reduces both time and expense in the design of new EV trucks and buses.  The bus clocked up to 125 miles on a single charge, with operating costs at $0.10/mile, 83% less than an equivalent diesel vehicle.

“We are thrilled to show the EV truck industry this next generation of electric trucks and buses,” said Jim Castelaz, CEO of Motiv Power Systems.  “The Motiv demo bus is the first all-electric vehicle to feature this level of detail in real-time monitoring, as well as function with two different sets of batteries in a single powertrain.

The Motiv demo bus was built for Bauer Transportation under an award from the California Energy Commission.

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