Motiv Argo is Medium-Size EV Logistics Truck

Adam Carter

Motiv, a leader in electric powertrain solutions, has unveiled its newest innovation — the Motiv Argo, a modular medium-duty electric truck. This vehicle, revealed at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, aims to transform logistics by offering a sustainable, efficient, and versatile solution for fleet operators.

What’s Happening & Why This Matters

The Motiv Argo is designed to meet the diverse needs of medium-duty logistics. It boasts a carrying capacity of up to 14,000 pounds and a range of up to 200 miles on a single charge. The truck features an integrated cab-chassis design, which enhances visibility and safety for drivers. The design includes low curbside windows and optional side-view cameras to supplement traditional mirrors, along with safety railings and self-cleaning interior steps to prevent common injuries. The Argo’s powertrain was developed in collaboration with Nidec, a Japanese company known for its electric motors. Originally designed to operate at 800 volts, the motor has been adapted to run at 350 volts thanks to a new control algorithm from Motiv. The battery pack uses lithium iron phosphate (LFP) chemistry, developed in partnership with Our Next Energy, ensuring reliability and efficiency.

The launch of Argo is a transformational moment for our company as we can now offer more vehicles and options to help more fleet customers meet their sustainability goals.”

Scott Griffith, CEO of Motiv.

With the launch of the Argo, Motiv has expanded its market reach significantly. According to Motiv CEO Scott Griffith, the company has moved from serving a narrow slice of the $20 billion medium-duty truck market to being capable of addressing nearly the entire market. This expansion is pivotal for Motiv as it now offers a broader range of vehicles to help fleet customers meet their sustainability goals.

The Argo is available in various wheelbase lengths, from 178 inches to 252 inches, and offers both dock-height and lower-profile options. This flexibility makes it suitable for a wide range of applications, enhancing its appeal to different sectors within the logistics industry.


Medium- and heavy-duty vehicles account for about 23% of US vehicle emissions. The introduction of the Argo provides a significant opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the logistics sector. Electric trucks like the Argo offer a clear case for electrification, helping businesses save on annual running costs and meet Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) goals. The Argo is designed to be price competitive with other Class 6 electric trucks. Motiv’s strategic pricing and the truck’s efficient design aim to make it an attractive option for fleet operators looking to transition to electric vehicles without incurring prohibitive costs.

“Overnight we’ve moved from a company primarily serving a narrow slice of the $20 billion medium duty truck market to one that can serve nearly that entire market,” said Scott Griffith, CEO of Motiv. “The launch of Argo is a transformational moment for our company as we can now offer more vehicles and options to help more fleet customers meet their sustainability goals.”

TF Summary: What’s Next

The introduction of the Motiv Argo marks a significant milestone in the push towards sustainable logistics solutions. Motiv seeks to expand its market presence and refining its product offerings to better serve the diverse needs of fleet operators. The Argo’s success could set a precedent for further innovations in the medium-duty electric truck market, driving broader adoption of clean transportation technologies.

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By Adam Carter “TF Enthusiast”
Adam Carter is a staff writer for TechFyle's TF Sources. He's crafted as a tech enthusiast with a background in engineering and journalism, blending technical know-how with a flair for communication. Adam holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and has worked in various tech startups, giving him first-hand experience with the latest gadgets and technologies. Transitioning into tech journalism, he developed a knack for breaking down complex tech concepts into understandable insights for a broader audience.
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