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 »
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »