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Alsco Launches Fleet Electrification Program

Uniform service provider’s zero-emission fleet will be powered by Motiv’s all-electric EPIC chassis

FOSTER CITY, Calif. — Motiv Power Systems, a sustainable technology company delivering EV solutions for medium-duty trucks and buses, reports it has deployed four all-electric step vans with Alsco, a global uniform service company.

The zero-emission step vans are built on Motiv’s EPIC F-59 Ford eQVM-approved chassis and will serve routes in Sacramento and Los Angeles, with dozens more planned for next year.

Alsco selected Motiv after successful demonstrations, where Alsco drivers and depot managers were impressed with the Motiv-powered electric trucks’ performance.

Ideal for Alsco’s routes, Motiv says its EPIC F-59 chassis incorporates its fifth-generation electric powertrain technology, AdaptEV software and BMW battery packs. These all-electric step vans will reduce operation and maintenance costs by up to 85%, resulting in a lower total cost of ownership over the life of the vehicle, according to the company.

Motiv says that on an annual basis, the four electric step vans will offset approximately 100 metric tons of CO2 versus diesel-powered internal combustion engine (ICE) counterparts. They also provide drivers with fatigue-reducing features such as hill hold and regenerative braking. 

Alsco works to make its processes more sustainable and source products from vendors that prioritize eco-friendly options. By introducing zero-emission all-electric step vans into its fleet, Alsco is taking steps to decrease its carbon footprint in the communities they serve. 

“Alsco’s products, by nature, are more sustainable compared to disposables,” says Ben Fox, director of Sales and Marketing for Alsco. “We promote the use of reusable items, like uniforms, cloth napkins, towels, isolation gowns and floor mats to our customers.

“It only makes sense for us to put our delivery drivers in sustainable, efficient, reliable Motiv-powered all-electric step vans.” 

“We are excited to see Alsco Uniforms diversify their fleets to include zero-emission step vans,” says Matt O’Leary, Motiv’s chairman and CEO. “As we see more medium-duty fleets choose all-electric options for their last-mile delivery efforts, it’s our hope that we will truly see fleets freed from fossil fuels.

“We applaud Alsco’s long tradition of serving their customers with efficient, innovative and sustainable technologies and look forward to a successful partnership into 2021.”