Motiv Energy Techniques electrical EPIC chassis to be assembled by Detroit Customized Chassis alongside gasoline-powered Ford F-59 chassis

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Motiv Energy Techniques (Motiv), the main supplier of all-electric medium-duty fleet chassis, introduced a dedication from Detroit Customized Chassis LLC (DCC) to put in Motiv’s all-electric EPIC chassis on the bottom Ford F-59 platform, which is assembled by its affiliate Detroit Chassis Plant (DCP), each owned by Spectra.


DCC meeting line with EPIC.

Meeting of Motiv’s EPIC chassis at DCP permits extra environment friendly and cost-effective manufacturing and lowered construct occasions to satisfy rising buyer calls for for zero-emission industrial truck choices.

As a Ford eQVM licensed producer, Motiv labored with DCC to optimize manufacturing necessities of the EPIC chassis to allow it to fit seamlessly into the identical meeting traces producing inside combustion engine-powered chassis.


F-59 EPIC chassis

Transferring ahead, Motiv’s all-electric powered chassis might be based mostly on Ford gliders—that means no powertrain or drivetrain parts will must be eliminated in preparation for meeting.

DCP has lengthy served because the manufacturing facility for Ford’s F-59 industrial truck chassis. Since a variety of our EPIC chassis variants are based mostly on Ford’s F-59, it made excellent sense to implement an OEM construct course of that carefully mirrors the one utilized by Ford themselves. With the size we’re centered on attaining in an effort to meet market demand, this represents a major step ahead for Motiv.

—Matt O’Leary, Motiv’s CEO

Manufacturing is already underway at DCP, which has capability to construct as much as 90,000 chassis a yr at its 220,000 sq./foot meeting plant on 33 acres in Detroit, Michigan.

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The primary buyer deliveries of Motiv Epic chassis originating from DCC are anticipated within the first quarter 2019.

Motiv’s EPIC (Electrical Powered Clever Chassis) are CARB-certified, GSA-approved, and accessible for a lot of configurations together with step vans, field vehicles, work vehicles, shuttle buses, faculty buses, trolleys, and different specialty automobiles.

Motiv is the one Ford eQVM-approved supplier of all-electric chassis for industrial vehicles and buses and advantages from engineering insights and help from Ford to make sure security and reliability.


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