Motiv announces new Argo series EV truck

The new Argo Series medium-duty electric truck from Motiv.

Motiv Power Systems announced a new Argo series medium-duty electric truck. 

Argo is designed from the ground up for electric power and will support medium-duty applications across Classes 4-6, including box trucks, step vans, shuttle buses, refrigerated vehicles and vocational vehicles. It's built on Motiv's next-generation powertrain with industry-leading torque and a 150-200 mile range LFP battery. 

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"The market is demanding a proven solution that enables companies to confidently scale their EV fleets, which is where Motiv steps in: Argo combines our proven powertrain technology with a new driver-centric cab to deliver an unparalleled EV experience," says Tim Krauskopf, CEO of Motiv Power Systems.

He cites California as an example. 

"The Advanced Clean Fleet Rule is set to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2024, and the state needs roughly 20,000 new zero emission medium-duty EVs on the road by the end of 2024," Krauskopf says. "The Argo Series will help meet the growing demands of many companies waiting for an EV solution capable of supporting a wide range of applications." 

Some of the features of the Argo Series include: 

  • Energy optimization with a composite structure, windshields with built-in heat, heated seats and a shorter bumper-to-back-of-cab distance for a more maneuverable truck. 
  • Command seating designed to relieve driver fatigue and decrease worker's compensation injuries. It provides superior visibility and ergonomics. 
  • Active and passive safety features. 
  • Superior thermal performance for both heating and cooling, which also lends itself to less road noise. 

Argo trucks are available for pre-order and Motiv expects them on the road by late 2024. The trucks are made in the U.S. and will be eligible for the IRA tax credit and other incentive programs. 

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