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 of battery capacity, as well as DC fast charging capability.
The ambulance chassis will be electrified at Lightning eMotors’ Loveland, Colorado facility and then built at Leader’s plant in South El Monte, California.
The e-ambulance will be available to government agencies, municipalities, commercial operators, hospitals, and non-profit organizations. Delivery to customers is slated to begin at the end of 2021.
“Electrification is reaching all different types of fleet vehicles, and ambulances are a logical next step,” said Tim Reeser, CEO of Lightning eMotors. “These zero-emission vehicles are powerful, smooth, and quiet, and drivers will love them.”
“REV Group’s vision is our continuous pursuit to improve the quality of life for our customers and communities,” said Rod Rushing, CEO of REV Group. “This pursuit includes our commitment to investing in innovative technology and leading in the electrification of commercial vehicles.”
Source: Lightning eMotors