Motiv Power Systems selected to support Purolator’s electrification of delivery fleet across Canada

New order comes on the heels of Purolator’s award-winning partnership with Motiv in 2021

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FOSTER CITY, Calif., March 9, 2023 — Motiv Power Systems, the leading innovator of EV trucks and buses driving the backbone of modern commerce, announced an expansion of its partnership with Purolator, Canada’s leading integrated freight, package, and logistics solutions provider. Following its successful rollout of five Motiv-powered electric trucks in 2021, Purolator has ordered an additional 55 electric delivery vehicles for deployment in 2023 in London, Ont., Vancouver, B.C., and Quebec City, Que.

“Expanding our partnership with Motiv Power Systems represents Purolator’s growing EV deployment and leadership across Canada,” said Chris Henry, Director, National Fleet at Purolator. “After a successful experience with our first order, we’re excited to partner together on this next phase that will help us execute on our commitment to reaching net-zero emissions by 2050.”

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Since converting five of its step-vans to Motiv Power Systems electric vehicles in 2021, Purolator has reduced 47 tonnes of C02e over the 45,000 miles traveled – with an uptime of 97%. This first iteration of the partnership was so successful that Purolator won the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo Fleet Award in the leading carrier category in 2021. 

With this second order, Purolator will continue to make progress toward its 2030 goal to reduce its Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions by 42%. As the first Canadian courier company to nationally launch fully electric curbside delivery trucks, Purolator has also established itself as a proven leader in energy efficiency, emissions reduction, and landfill waste reduction. With its repeat order from Motiv Power Systems, Purolator is continuing to move last-mile delivery toward a cleaner future. 

Another element of the strengthened partnership includes deploying more Motiv Power Systems employees into Canada to continue to provide superior customer service, maintenance, and support for Purolator drivers. This also includes training Purolator drivers on Motiv’s electric vehicles to foster synergy between their drivers, service networks, and the Motiv team. 

“Our partnership with Purolator has not only driven quantifiable operational and maintenance cost savings, but has also provided their drivers with a healthier and more comfortable driving experience,” said Tim Krauskopf, CEO of Motiv Power Systems. “The drivers are proud to be the first of their kind – providing service to all of the people and businesses on their routes in electric, quiet, non-polluting trucks. They now represent part of the solution to the climate crisis.”

Motiv has worked with Purolator to form a no-compromises approach to transform their fleet. EV delivery vehicles drive the same routes with the same carrying capacity and durability as before. Acceleration to highway speeds, even when loaded, is faster than their gasoline counterparts. The batteries, controls, and motor are hidden where the engine is normally found – the main difference being no tailpipe. And fueling happens every night via a simple plug-in.

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