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 versatile Lightning ZEV4 model is equipped with 120 kWh batteries located within the frame rails, delivering 241 horsepower, 790 pound-feet of torque and a range of up to 130 miles, as well as improved weight distribution for better handling and improved safety, says the company. The Lightning ZEV4 is capable of Level 2 AC and 80 kW DC fast charging.

In addition, Lightning’s ZEV4 platform is compatible with a variety of bodies from manufacturers, including Knapheide, Rockport Trucks, Brown Industries and Morgan Corporation. At current production volumes, ZEV4 work trucks are typically available for delivery four-to-six months from the order date.

“There has never been a better time for Class 4 work truck operators to upgrade their fleets to zero-emission vehicle technology,” said Lightning eMotors CRO Kash Sethi. “Aggressive funding programs—many of which can be stacked to optimize both purchase subsidies and tax incentives—combined with advanced data tracking and insights capabilities of our GM-based Lightning ZEV4 create an exciting environment for operators to act.”

Source: Lightning eMotors

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