ALTDRIVE is an engineered system developed by MEDATECH Engineering Services Ltd. used to replace diesel engines in Heavy Equipment. The alternative drive powertrains consist of a hybrid, or completely electric means of propelling the machine with industrial batteries. The system can be adapted to Heavy Equipment such as Commercial Trucks, Tractors, Excavators, Buses, Haul Trucks, Light Rail, and Mining.


December 31, 2003

MEDATECH Engineering Founded by Robert E. Rennie.

February 5, 2007

MEDATECH pens feasibility study for Ontario Power Generation to convert their large nuclear waste haulage fleet to full Battery Electric. Battery technology is not yet available in a format suitable for industrial applications however the architecture for the ALTDRIVE  is established!

September 12, 2013

Don MacLean visionary founder of MacLean Engineering approaches MEDATECH about determining the feasibility of  a 100% Electric Powertrain for his underground mining equipment.

March 1, 2015

Conceptualized first EV MacLeans Bolter (Designed and built first prototype)

October 1, 2015

Verification and Testing of first completed EV Prototype

October 2, 2015

First Major order for Maclean EV Bolters and Scissor trucks.

June 1, 2016

Signed Strategic partnerships with AKASOL, TM4, and Bel Power Systems as official Integrators of their technology in North America for EV Heavy Equipment.

July 1, 2016

Recognized as industry leaders in Mining EV implementation, along with CSA, GMSG, and other mining partners, asked to help pen mining battery implementation and Safety Standards.

August 1, 2016

Deal signed to be the supplier of EV Drive components for GOLDCORP Borden Mine. 6 additional MacLean units procured.

October 1, 2016

Provisional patent granted for Underground EV Haul Truck Technology

March 1, 2017

Deal signed to be supplier of EV Grader Powertrain (Design and Build in-house)

Coming Soon!

April 30, 2018

Major announcements coming soon!