Motivo designed Vehicle to Grid Prius successfully completes functional testing
Motivo outfitted a Prius with custom electronics to support rapid DC charging (CHAdeMO, J1772, etc.) as well as grid-tie and microgrid functionality. Motivo's other custom development efforts on this project were in the energy storage, power aggregation hardware, power sharing, thermal management and power safety mechanisms. The Motivo Grid Tie Prius successfully completed functionality testing.
Hands Free Situational Awareness Device field tested by LA County Sherrifs
Motivo designed, built and deployed 8 hands free situational awareness devices for field testing by the Los Angeles County Sherriff’s department. This new hands free device enables law enforcement officers to record video, take pictures of suspects, tag suspects, communicate securely and geo locate their team. The device also has a built in flash light and laser. This single device has the potential to eliminate the wide variety of devices that are currently carried by each sheriff and greatly enhances each officer’s capabilities in high risk situations.
Motivo-Built Driving Simulator Exhibited at 2013 ADED Annual Conference
System Technology Inc. (STI) successfully exhibited the STISIM Drive® Console at the 2013 Association for Driver Rehabilitation Annual Conference in Columbus, OH. The driving simulator utilizes STI's best-in-class proprietary software combined with Motivo's electromechanical support to produce a realistic, robust driving experience. Motivo will be shipping an increasing number of these units over the next few months.
Daily Breeze: Motivo engineering firm in Harbor Gateway takes laissez faire approach to work
"The prototype of an elongated electric car that resembles a large skateboard sits in the lobby of engineering firm Motivo. In the company workshop, the metal skeleton of an airliner passenger seat rests on a table near a sewing machine and a three-wheeled electric bike that leans from side to side like a motorcycle but has the stability of a trike. Assorted vehicle parts can be found in the workshop...."
Motivo Completes 10-week Design and Build of an Electric Utility Vehicle
Motivo wrapped up an accelerated clean sheet-to-finished prototype build of a 72V 3-wheeled electric utility/delivery vehicle, which began in February and was delivered to customer April 9th.
Automotive News: A leaning trike and a fast electric boat: Marc Haefele goes inside Motivo Engineering
"LOS ANGELES -- Motivo Engineering, which sits in a nondescript light-industrial tract in the shadow of the U.S. headquarters of Toyota and Honda in Torrance, Calif., is typical of the tiny startups that have emerged from the rubble of the recession..."
SCPR: A leaning trike and a fast electric boat: Marc Haefele goes inside Motivo Engineering
"One of the great statistical mysteries of Greater LA is how, though widely reputed to be anti-business, it remains America's prime industrial region..."
Motivo-Designed Wearable Battery Pack Shown at Consumer Electronics Expo (CES)
Motivo finished the design and build of a batch of wearable battery packs, which used flexible circuitry to create a USB charging backpack strap. These battery packs were shown at this year's CES in Las Vegas, NV.
Motivo Demonstrates Lead Acid Battery Management System (BMS) to Customer
Motivo successfully demonstrated its Lead Acid BMS in a 72V application.The Motivo Lead Acid BMS and M72 drivetrain allow for swapping between lithium and lead acid battery packs with no software or hardware changes. Motivo's M72 Drivetrain controller automatically adjusts the various gauge displays, safety parameters and diagnostics based on the type of battery pack installed.
Motivo CEO on Motor Press Guild EV Panel
Motivo CEO, Praveen Penmetsa was part of the four member Motor Press Guild EV Panel along with representatives from Aerovironment, AAA and Plug-In America. The panel discussed a number of EV issues such as charging infrastructure, battery technology and EV customer feedback.
Custom Backup Battery System for Telecom Application
Motivo finished design and build on a 48V lithium backup battery system, which included the battery pack, charger, wiring and heating solution. This ready to deploy battery system successfully completed thermal testing for operating temperatures ranging from -30 degrees to 45 degrees (Celsius).
72V Drivetrain for NEVs
Motivo finishes design on a 72V drivetrain system featuring modular lithium battery packs, CANbus drivetrain controls and a J1772 compliant charging solution.
Awarded ECU Supply Contract
Motivo awarded a contract to supply 35 Powertrain Control Modules (PCMs) for an electric vehicle.
Teaming Agreement with EVRoadside
Motivo teams with EVRoadside to develop and supply mobile Level 3 fast charging units.
210kW Drivetrain completes validation
Motivo’s new 700V, 210kW continuous drivetrain system featuring a Remy HVH 250-115P with a custom-designed liquid cooled lithium battery pack successfully completes design validation tests.
2-Speed Gearbox for EV/HEV Class 3-Class 6 Trucks
Motivo showcases a custom-designed 2-speed gearbox intended for use in electric and hybrid applications targeting the class 3-class 6 truck segment.
Motivo Announces Equity Stake in FeuerLabs
Motivo announces an equity stake in FeuerLabs and is forming a strategic partnership to offer telematics technology for defense applications, battery systems and electric vehicles.
Motivo has moved to its new 10,000 Sq.Ft facility in Torrance