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Ford to reveal new F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck May 19

Pickups rule the US auto market, and the F-150 is the king of pickup trucks, so the fact that Ford is planning to release an electric version of America’s best-selling vehicle, which one marketing expert has called “the most successful consumer product in human history,” is a big deal. Ford has announced that it will… Read more »

Lightning eMotors and REV Group partner to produce electric ambulances

Commercial vehicle manufacturers Lightning eMotors and Leader Emergency Vehicles, a subsidiary of REV Group, are co-developing zero-emission, all-electric ambulances. The new Leader ambulance will be based on the fourth-generation Lightning Electric Transit Van. It will be equipped with dual rear wheels, providing a 10,360-pound gross vehicle weight rating, and will offer up to 105 kWh… Read more »

DHL Express deploys 100 Lightning electric delivery vans

Last-mile delivery is a perfect use case for EVs, but fleet operators (understandably) tend to insist on lengthy real-world pilots before placing substantial orders. The latest delivery giant to move from testing to deployment is DHL Express, which wrapped up a successful pilot program using nine Lightning Electric Ford Transit 350HD electric vans in the… Read more »

Proterra to provide battery tech for Lightning Class 3 commercial van

Lightning eMotors, a provider of complete zero-emission-vehicle solutions for commercial fleets, has announced that EV manufacturer and powertrain specialist Proterra will supply the battery technology for the Generation 4 Lightning Electric Transit commercial van. The Lightning Electric Transit commercial van is a purpose-built Class 3 commercial EV. It’s available in several configurations, including last-mile cargo… Read more »

Octillion Power Systems to supply batteries for Lightning and ABC electric buses

Tier 1 battery supplier Octillion Power Systems will provide battery packs for electric motorcoaches and city transit buses offered by ABC Companies and Lightning eMotors. Lightning will provide its electric powertrains, including Octillion’s batteries, to convert popular models including Van Hool T2145e highline touring coaches and TD double-deck coaches. The electric motorcoaches are on sale… Read more »

Lightning eMotors wins $45-million powertrain order from ABC Companies

Commercial EV builder Lightning eMotors has received a $45-million order for its zero-emission powertrain systems from Minnesota-based motorcoach supplier ABC Companies. The order includes new vehicles manufactured by Lightning, as well as new Lightning-developed powertrains that will be upfitted by ABC into customers’ existing vehicles. In addition to Class 8 motorcoaches, the order includes Class… Read more »

Commercial EV-maker Lightning eMotors to join NYSE through SPAC deal

Lightning eMotors, a manufacturer of commercial EVs for fleets, will become a publicly listed company through a merger with a company called GigCapital3. Upon closing, Lightning eMotors will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ZEV. The business combination values Lightning eMotors at approximately $823 million. The transaction is expected… Read more »

Rental platform Fluid Truck orders 600 Lightning Electric trucks

Fluid Truck, a national truck rental platform, plans to add 600 Lightning Electric vehicles to its offerings, beginning in Q4 2020. Fluid Truck allows businesses to rent vehicles through the company’s web site or mobile app, and pick them up from locations in major cities across the US at any time. Fluid Truck’s 600-vehicle order… Read more »

Lightning Systems lowers prices of electric powertrains, adds new features

Commercial EV manufacturer Lightning Systems has reduced the prices of its 2021 battery and fuel cell EVs by 10 to 50% for Class 3 to Class 8 vehicles. The lower prices take effect immediately and apply to 2021 and 2022 deliveries. Lightning has also announced a number of new features for its EVs, including: faster… Read more »

Lightning Systems’ new energy division offers turnkey fleet charging solutions

Lightning Systems, a Colorado-based manufacturer of commercial EVs, has launched a new division that will offer charging technologies and services to commercial and government fleets. The new Lightning Energy division designs, installs, services and manages charging solutions, providing fleet operators with turnkey options to make electrification easier. Lightning Energy offers a range of purchased or… Read more »