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Motiv Power Systems gets electric delivery truck order from Bimbo Bakeries USA

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David Sickels is the Associate Editor of Tire Review and Fleet Equipment magazines. He has a history of working in the media, marketing and automotive industries in both print and online.

Motiv Power Systems has renewed its partnership with Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU), the largest bakery in the United States.

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This follows a successful 12-month pilot of five Motiv-powered electric trucks that performed flawlessly on real-world delivery routes, according to the company. The companies say BBU and Motiv are now strengthening their partnership, with 23 additional trucks currently in production and another 100 planned for 2021 deployments, all powered by Motiv’s EPIC F-59 chassis. BBU will deploy these additional vehicles across California, New York and Pennsylvania.

Motiv says its Epic chassis utilizes a proprietary AdaptEV software platform. The Epic chassis are Ford eQVM-approved and retain the Ford OEM chassis warranty. By utilizing an OEM chassis, truck and bus builders can install the same bodies on EPIC chassis that fleet managers and drivers are using today in their gasoline or diesel vehicles, the company says.

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