Dow Kokam powers Motiv Power ZeroTruck fleet operations

Dow Kokam powers Motiv Power and ZeroTruck fleet operations

3:02 PM, 17th June 2011
Dow Kokam powers Motiv Power and ZeroTruck fleet operations

The company is providing advanced lithium-ion battery solutions to Motiv Power & ZeroTruck. The solution over the years, will help save gallons of diesel fuel and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

MIDLAND, US: Dow Kokam said that it has signed two new agreements to provide advanced lithium-ion battery solutions to power medium-duty plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) and fully-electric (EV) trucks designated for fleet operations. Dow Kokam’s new projects with Motiv Power Systems and ZeroTruck will provide new electric vehicle options for flexible medium-duty truck designs that reduce carbon emissions and operating costs for fleet owners.

“Beyond their environmental benefits, PHEV and EV vehicles offer significant advantages to commercial vehicle and fleet operators in terms of cost, mission fulfillment, reliability and longevity. Our high-performance advanced battery technology enables vehicle converters to unlock these advantages for fleet owners,” said Chuck Reardon, Vice President, Dow Kokam.

Motiv Power Systems is using Dow Kokam’s advanced battery system to convert a Class 4, Ford E-450 diesel chassis to a completely electric system for a passenger shuttle bus. The fully-electric, 20-passenger shuttle bus has a 100 mile range and will operate daily in the San Francisco region. Over eight years, the adaptation of the fully electric bus is expected to save 40,000 gallons of diesel fuel and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 435 tons.

ZeroTruck is using Dow Kokam’s large-format lithium-ion battery systems to power fully-electric, Class 3-6 work vehicles based on the Isuzu N series chassis - a flexible medium duty truck platform. The ZeroTruck is available in Class 3-6 chassis and can operate at full highway speeds, with a 70 mile range in city driving and superior torque compared to conventional vehicles.

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