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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 »

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 »

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 »

Lightning eMotors launches new EV telematics and charger management software

Colorado-based powertrain manufacturer Lightning eMotors has launched a new EV telematics and charger management software product that’s designed for fleets. Lightning Insights is a subscription-based software package that’s available for existing and new Lightning EVs. It includes an API for third-party software integration.  “Lightning Insights offers a user-friendly customer portal and upcoming mobile app for… Read more »

Blue Bird and Lightning eMotors to offer electric retrofits for gas and propane school buses

School bus icon Blue Bird plans to offer a factory-certified electric repower program for some of its gasoline- and propane-powered school buses. The company is working with Colorado-based powertrain manufacturer Lightning eMotors to jointly develop this retrofit powertrain system. Blue Bird will launch the repower program in 2023 for gasoline- and propane-powered Blue Bird Vision… Read more »

Lightning eMotors joins with GM to electrify medium-duty trucks

Commercial vehicle OEM Lightning eMotors (NYSE: ZEV) has become the first General Motors Specialty Vehicle Manufacturer (SVM) to provide fully electric Class 3 through Class 6 commercial vehicles. General Motors Fleet provides a variety of platforms designed for qualified SVMs to use to upfit vehicles. Under the recent agreement, Lightning eMotors will electrify popular medium-duty… Read more »

Lightning eMotors reveals all-new Lightning eChassis for commercial EVs

Commercial EV builder Lightning eMotors (NYSE: ZEV) has introduced an all-new rolling chassis purpose-built for commercial EV applications. The Lightning eChassis, which was developed in collaboration with Mexican automotive supplier Metalsa, will be available for Class 4 and Class 5 commercial electric chassis cab, stripped chassis and cutaway chassis configurations. The design accommodates different battery… Read more »

Proterra to supply battery technology for up to 10,000 Lightning eMotors commercial EVs

Commercial vehicle specialist Proterra will expand its partnership with Lightning eMotors to power its Class 4 and 5 commercial EVs with Proterra’s battery technology. Under a new multi-year supply agreement, Proterra will supply battery systems totaling more than 900 MWh in battery storage capacity to Lightning eMotors to power up to 10,000 vehicles between 2022… Read more »