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Trans Tech Bus And Motiv Power Systems Partner On New All-Electric School Bus

With Motiv's onboard fast charging technology the buses can reach 50 percent charge in under an hour and full charge in 8 hours. Motiv's low-cost 3-phase fast charging, requires minimal building modifications and no expensive charging stations. The buses are also equipped with telemetry systems, providing real-time route data and preventive maintenance reports to fleet managers. The cloud stored data can be viewed on the web and on smart phones, helping them manage improved driver performance and safety management. 

"Our system is battery agnostic, it 'future-proofs' fleets against changes in the battery market, such as discontinued batteries or future improved technology," said Jim Castelaz Founder and CEO of Motiv. "This makes a Motiv equipped bus the most flexible and customizable all-electric powertrain for trucks on the market. We are thrilled the ePCS will be assisting schools get the most out of their transportation dollars, while at the same time educating children on clean transportation."


Trans Tech Bus ( is a manufacturer of industry-leading conventional and environmentally-friendly type A school buses. Offering single and dual wheel models, Trans Tech Bus is known for its innovative and fuel efficient conversion designs. With a wide array of versatile floor plans, the company is able to meet ever-changing customer demand. Trans Tech Bus is a division of Transportation Collaborative Incorporated located near the New York metropolitan area in Warwick, NY and New York's only school bus manufacturer.


Founded in 2009 and based in Foster City, CA, Motiv Power Systems designs and builds a flexible electric Powertrain Control System (ePCS) for the commercial truck, bus and refuse industries.  Motiv's ePCS works with a wide variety of batteries and motors. This flexibility allows traditional truck chassis OEMs to assemble electric trucks on their current diesel truck assembly lines. Motiv's ePCS is available for medium and heavy duty commercial truck applications including box trucks, flat/stake beds, refrigerated trucks, utility/service bodies, shuttle buses, delivery vehicles and refuse trucks. 

Media Inquiries: For Trans Tech Bus: Brian Barrington bbarrington@transtechbus.com845-988-0447

For Motiv: Technica CommunicationsLisa Ann Pinkerton 408-806-9626

SOURCE Motiv Power Systems

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