Lightning Systems, a Colorado-based manufacturer of commercial EVs, has launched a new division that will offer charging technologies and services to commercial and government fleets.
The new Lightning Energy division designs, installs, services and manages charging solutions, providing fleet operators with turnkey options to make electrification easier. Lightning Energy offers a range of purchased or leased charging stations and, optionally, charging as a service (CaaS), which includes the full infrastructure package: installation, permitting, utilities liaison, maintenance, ongoing management software and regulatory credit monetization.
“With 12 years of deep experience working with fleets, our team’s understanding of the specific charging needs of fleets of all sizes is extensive,” said Lightning CEO Tim Reeser. “We now offer a full array of vehicles and charging solutions as a one-stop shop for all of a fleet’s commercial EV needs.”
Reeser says fleets frequently get excited about deploying EVs, but wait until late in the buying process to determine how they are going to charge them. “Many fleets that plan to purchase vehicles don’t have the charging infrastructure in place to use them. The simple fact is that getting charging right is hard, complicated work, and it can take longer to install than most realize. Get it wrong and you either face fleet downtime due to insufficient charging, or you spend too much money on stuff you don’t need.”
“Our goal was to simplify fleet electrification as much as possible,” says Brandon McNeil, Executive Director, Operations. “When you combine Lightning Systems’ full array of zero-emission powertrains for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, including Class 3-8 delivery trucks, shuttle buses, passenger vans, chassis-cab models, transit buses and motor coaches, with Lightning Energy’s cradle-to-grave charging solutions, you get an ideal commercial EV solution for fleets. With our integrated telematics and in-house financing and leasing options, you have a true commercial EV as a service (EVaaS) offering that reduces costs and streamlines a fleet’s business.”
Source: Lightning Systems