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Bus maker Gillig acquires assets from Lightning eMotors, launches new engineering center in Colorado

The commercial EV market has always been a volatile one, and several high-profile startups, including Proterra, have recently gone belly-up. Fortunately, larger (and presumably better-funded) companies have been snapping up their assets. In the latest rising-from-the-ashes deal, Gillig, one of the largest US manufacturers of transit buses, announced that wholly-owned subsidiary Gerco has acquired select… Read more »

Lightning eMotors ZEV3 electric passenger vans provide transportation for visitors to Zion National Park

Lightning eMotors, a maker of medium-duty and specialty commercial EVs, has announced the deployment of two of its Lightning ZEV3 Class 3 passenger vans to transport visitors to Zion National Park in Utah. EVZion recently deployed the two ZEV3 shuttle buses as part of the Utah Clean Cities East Zion pilot, which is designed to… Read more »

Lightning eMotors launches production of its next-gen Lightning ZEV4 work trucks

Medium-duty commercial EV manufacturer Lightning eMotors has started the production of its next-generation GM-based Lightning ZEV4 work trucks. Lightning is offering the ZEV4 for several vehicle applications, including box trucks, stake bed trucks, utility trucks, dump bed trucks and daily work/landscaping trucks, in addition to cargo delivery vehicles, shuttle buses, school buses and more. The… Read more »

Fleet management firm Zeeba adds Ford Mustang Mach-Es, F-150 Lightnings and E-Transits to its EV lineup

Los Angeles-based Zeeba is a fleet management company that provides a range of vehicles from vans to box trucks to pickups. The company plans to add Ford EVs and Ford Pro charging solutions to its offerings. The company will deploy nearly 250 Ford EVs including Mach-E SUVs, E-Transit vans and F-150 Lightning pickup trucks. Zeeba… Read more »

Lightning eMotors to deliver 126 commercial EVs to Macnab EV Sales

Canadian commercial EV provider Lightning eMotors has contracted with Canadian vehicle distributor Macnab EV Sales to supply 126 Lightning ZEV3 and ZEV4 cargo vans, passenger vans and shuttle buses by the end of the year. Lightning says it is ramping up production of its GM-based ZEV4 platform in school bus, box truck and shuttle bus… Read more »

Ford CEO talks candidly about Ford’s problems with its Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning

Automakers are in the midst of what is arguably the largest technological shift since the birth of the industry, and it’s inevitable that they’re going to have problems. Despite their deep pockets and vast expertise in manufacturing, legacy brands are still struggling to catch up with industry gadfly Tesla—but as VW’s former CEO Herbert Diess… Read more »

Lightning eMotors partners with HEVO for wireless fleet charging demo

Commercial vehicle manufacturer Lightning eMotors and wireless charging specialist HEVO are collaborating on a program to demonstrate wireless charging of Lightning’s fleet vehicles. After an initial integration phase, the two companies will test HEVO’s Rezonant E8 wireless charging technology on a ZEV3 platform at Lightning’s Loveland, Colorado headquarters. The demo vehicle will then be showcased… Read more »

Enevate’s new cells enable a Lightning electric motorcycle to charge in minutes

Battery technology developer Enevate has partnered with Lightning Motorcycles to equip Lightning’s Strike Carbon motorcycle with Enevate’s EV-size fast-charging lithium-ion cells. As part of product validation, Lightning integrated a 24 kWh battery pack with Enevate technology into the Strike Carbon e-motorcycle. It delivered 400 amps at a charge rate nearing 5C, resulting in a charge… Read more »

Pickup truck lovers compare TCO of the Ford F-150 Lightning with the legacy gas version

When it comes to a comparison between Ford’s electric F-150 Lightning with the legacy gas version of the popular pickup, you can probably guess which model we at Charged prefer. But the folks at Pickup Truck + SUV Talk have a little different perspective. Publisher Tim Esterdahl, a self-described “truck guy,” has raised some reasonable… Read more »

Duke Energy to use Ford F-150 Lightning electric trucks in V2G pilot

Duke Energy is planning a new demand response pilot in the Duke Energy Carolinas service area. Under the program, which is expected to launch in 2023, customers who lease an eligible EV, including the Ford F-150 Lightning, will get reduced lease payments in exchange for allowing their EVs to feed energy back to the grid…. Read more »