Motiv Power Systems, leading manufacturer of electric truck and bus powertrains, opened its new headquarters at 330 Hatch Drive in Foster City, California.
According to company officials, the new headquarters gives the company room to grow and hire new employees, and continue to design cutting edge power electronics that allow truck and bus manufacturers to add zero-emission vehicles into their portfolio of alternative fuel options. The new headquarters triples Motiv's workspace, creating the opportunity to accommodate up to 100 employees.
In addition to its new headquarters, Motiv operates a manufacturing facility in Hayward, California. The facility produces the entire suite of controllers for Motiv's All-Electric Powertrain. At full capacity, it produces controllers for 480 all-electric powertrains annually, supporting the growing demand for electric trucks and buses across the U.S.
Motiv's Hayward manufacturing facility was made possible by a $2.3 million in grant funding from the California Energy Commission. These all-electric powertrain components are used in electric vehicles by partners including Morgan Olson, California Truck and Equipment Company, Creative Bus Sales, Rockport, Trans Tech Bus, and Cumberland Servicenter.
"We are thrilled to open our new headquarters and support new local green jobs," said Jim Castelaz, CEO of Motiv Power Systems. "As a young company in 2010, Motiv was awarded the first of several grants by the California Energy Commission that allowed us to develop and demonstrate our all-electric powertrain and set the foundation for our future successes here in California. This has led to securing private investment and being one of the fastest growing private companies in America. We are confident that our continued investment in California's future, sustainable technology, and the health of our communities is the right choice."