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Motiv Power Systems announces OEM-integrated all-electric shuttle bus with Champion Bus

Motiv Power Systems is commencing sales of its electric EPIC (Electric Powered Intelligent Chassis) 4 Series Dearborn chassis with Champion Bus, a REV Group company. The new electric shuttles feature the Challenger EV body manufactured by Champion in Imlay City, Michigan.

Based on the popular Ford E-450 platform, the EPIC 4 Dearborn chassis-equipped Champion Challenger EV is the first of its kind OEM integration for the North American shuttle bus market.

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The Challenger EV is capable of meeting a wide variety of range requirements, while continuing to offer smooth, quiet operation with minimal maintenance and service needs. The Challenger EV will offer and 85% reduction in operating cost and 66% reduction in maintenance costs.

Motiv’s EPIC chassis have logged more than 350,000 real-world miles in Fortune 50 fleet deployments nationwide. The Challenger EVs are available for immediate purchase exclusively through Champion Bus dealers with deliveries commencing in the third quarter of 2018.

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Motiv’s EPIC 4 chassis offers up to 75 miles of range with 85 or 106 kWh battery pack capacity. A 150 kW motor propels the vehicle up to 60 mph top speed.

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