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Rental platform Fluid Truck orders 600 Lightning Electric trucks

Fluid Truck, a national truck rental platform, plans to add 600 Lightning Electric vehicles to its offerings, beginning in Q4 2020.

Fluid Truck allows businesses to rent vehicles through the company’s web site or mobile app, and pick them up from locations in major cities across the US at any time.

Fluid Truck’s 600-vehicle order includes an assortment of Lightning Electric Ford Transit 350HD delivery vans, Lightning Electric Ford E-450 Class 4 trucks, and Lightning Electric Hino 268 Class 6 trucks. The all-electric vehicles will be deployed in several US urban areas.

“We have been impressed with Lightning Systems’ capabilities and innovation in the EV space,” said James Eberhard, CEO and founder of Fluid Truck. “We believe that electric vehicles will be a great solution for businesses to get the job done sustainably.”

“This partnership provides a footprint for our commercial electric vehicles that will be available to vehicle operators on demand, across the US,” said Tim Reeser, CEO of Lightning Systems. He notes rising demand for EVs from commercial customers, as more cities around the world designate zero-emission zones. “We see that trend continuing, which will further increase the demand for commercial EVs, including rental vehicles, in cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and Chicago.”

Sources: Lightning Systems, Fluid Truck

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