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New electric trucks will provide zero-emission deliveries to communities with some of the highest pollution levels in California while meeting EV regulations ahead of schedule.

Motiv Power Systems delivers 5 electric step vans to Shasta Linen Supply

March 12, 2024
New electric trucks will provide zero-emission deliveries to communities with some of the highest pollution levels in California while meeting EV regulations ahead of schedule.

Medium-duty EV-maker Motiv Power Systems recently delivered five electric step vans to Shasta Linen Supply, which supplies linens, uniforms, and other textiles to more than 1,200 businesses and professional firms in California.

Shasta is preparing for the state’s Advanced Clean Fleet regulations that require fleets to have 50% zero-emission vehicles by 2031. Shasta’s five Motiv trucks now make up half of their fleet. Shasta has taken its existing business and retrofitted the infrastructure to support the EVs, which are now in operation across local routes in the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys.

See also: Motiv introduces medium-duty electric truck

“Community and sustainability go hand in hand for the team here at Shasta—and electrifying our fleet with the Motiv vehicles brings us one step closer to cultivating a cleaner and greener environment,” said Noël Hammer Richardson, president and CEO of Shasta Linen Supply. “With funding and incentives available to help us go electric, we’ve experienced that Motiv’s electric trucks are quieter, cheaper to maintain, and easier to operate than the gasoline trucks they replace. From a business perspective, it’s the best thing to do.”

With the delivery and deployment of the Motiv-powered vehicles in late 2023, Shasta has already driven 9,600 miles, reduced an estimated 15,800 lb. of tailpipe emissions, and saved $4,800 on fuel costs. 

“Given the sheer weight of linens, building an electric truck that can handle the payload is an industry-wide challenge. Motiv rose to that challenge, and our partnership with Shasta Linen Supply has proven that the shift to EVs can be seamless when done right,” said Jim Castalez, founder and chief technology and revenue officer of Motiv Power Systems. “Shasta is leading the charge for the electrification of the linens space, and we’re incredibly proud to be their EV van provider of choice every step of the way.”

This is another step in Motiv’s electric efforts. In 2023, Motiv introduced the new Argo Series electric truck for medium-duty applications, including refrigerated vehicles, box trucks, and step vans. The company also unveiled a fully integrated, zero-emissions refrigerated truck featuring Carrier Transicold’s Pulsor eCool electric transport refrigeration unit last year. 

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