Motiv Power Systems Introduces New Argo Medium-Duty EV Truck

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Motiv Power Systems has announced a new Argo Series electric truck. The medium-duty cab was designed from the ground-up using customer-driven miles and fleet owner feedback.

The Argo is designed to support all medium-duty applications in the Class 4, 5, and 6 markets. This includes box trucks, step vans, shuttle busses, refrigerated vehicles, vocational vehicles, and other specialties. The Argo is built on Motiv’s next-generation powertrain with 150-200 miles of range. The Argo is built on Motiv’s 14 years of experience in the all-electric vehicle market.

The new Motiv Argo vehicles feature a cab designed for commercial use with an EV-centric approach. Key design features include:

  • Energy Efficiency: Energy optimization is everywhere in the Argo cab’s composite structure, including windshields with built-in heat to save on defrosting energy, seats heated with specially-designed airflow, and a shorter bumper-to-back-of-cab distance to create more maneuverable trucks. The weight savings of composites means more payload, offsetting incremental battery weight.
  • Command Seating Position for Driver Comfort: The Argo cab features a Command Seating Position informed by customer experience to relieve driver fatigue and decrease work compensation-related injuries. This feature provides superior visibility and ergonomics compared to conventional cabs, includes sightlines at the four points of the vehicle, incorporates lower belt lines for better visibility, and features door access with full size interior steps.
  • Safety: The Argo Series leverages both active and passive safety features, and provides best-in-class visibility and ingress/egress for the driver, reinforcing safety at every turn.
  • Superior Thermal Performance: Built from structural composites, the Argo cab outperforms other cabs for both heating and cooling. Using less battery energy to keep the driver comfortable translates to more energy available for driving range. The advanced thermal performance also lends itself to less road noise, ultimately reducing driver fatigue.

Motiv’s Argo Series are currently on pre-order with planned deliveries happening in late 2024. Motiv is based in California.

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