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Lightning Systems introduces new Ford Transit powertrain with 20% more range than predecessor

Lightning Systems, a Colorado-based developer of electric drivetrains for commercial fleets, has introduced a Generation 2 model of its Lightning Electric system for the Ford Transit with 20% greater range and a higher top speed. The Lightning Electric Ford Transit is a battery-electric drivetrain for the Ford Transit 350HD. Thanks to new thermally-managed lithium nickel… Read more »

Lightning Systems debuts new electric Ford E-450 Shuttle Bus and Cutaway models

Colorado-based Lightning Systems has announced new battery-electric powertrain options for the Ford E-450 Shuttle Bus and E-450 Cutaway. Orders are being accepted now, and delivery will begin by the end of 2018. The new models have a 14,500-pound GVWR and a range of 110 miles. Peak power is 220 kW (295 hp) and torque is… Read more »

Zeem Solutions orders 50 Class 6 electric powertrains from Lightning Systems

Lightning Systems, a developer of zero-emission powertrains for commercial fleets, has announced a new all-electric Low Cab Forward model in the Class 6 segment. The Lightning Electric heavy-duty powertrain will be available in the 19,501-26,000 pound gross vehicle weight rating. Orders are being accepted now, and delivery is to begin in the fourth quarter of… Read more »

Lightning Systems takes its electric Ford Transit on a road show

Lightning Systems is taking its new LightningElectric Ford Transit on the road. From the company’s headquarters in Loveland, Colorado, one touring company will go west to California, with stops in Sacramento, San Francisco, Fresno, San Diego and Los Angeles, ending up at the at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach. Another will… Read more »

Octillion Power Systems to supply batteries for Lightning and ABC electric buses

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 »

Lightning eMotors launches new EV telematics and charger management software

Colorado-based powertrain manufacturer Lightning eMotors has launched a new EV telematics and charger management software product that’s designed for fleets. Lightning Insights is a subscription-based software package that’s available for existing and new Lightning EVs. It includes an API for third-party software integration.  “Lightning Insights offers a user-friendly customer portal and upcoming mobile app for… Read more »

Next-gen Lightning Mobile DC fast charger offers rapid deployment of charging

Lightning eMotors (NYSE: ZEV) has unveiled its second-generation Lightning Mobile charger for commercial and consumer EVs. The new systems are available to order for delivery in late 2022. The Lightning Mobile DC fast charger is designed to offer rapid deployment of charging in locations where static charging stations are not possible or that only have… Read more »

Munro & Associates talk to Ford EV leaders about F-150 Lightning challenges, Ford’s current projects and other topics

In a Munro Live video, Munro & Associates’s CEO Sandy Munro and its President Cory Steuben talked with Ford’s CEO Jim Farley, F-150 Lightning Chief Engineer Linda Zhang and Chief EV and Digital Systems Officer Doug Field about the challenges of developing the F-150 Lightning electric pickup, and Ford’s current projects. A Ford unit established… Read more »

Exro Technologies to supply Coil Drive Systems to Vicinity Motor for electric bus powertrains

Exro Technologies has agreed to provide up to 2,500 of its Coil Drive Systems to electric bus manufacturer Vicinity Motor. Exro’s Coil Drive System includes an electric motor and a Coil Driver, a dynamic smart controller that’s designed to eliminate the need for multiple motors. Vicinity Motor supplies shuttle transportation vehicles for public and commercial… Read more »

Ford reveals F-150 Lightning trim levels, EV charging option

The Ford F-150 Lightning is one of the most hotly-anticipated EVs yet—and not only by EV journalists, but by truck buyers. Ford has revised its planned production numbers upward several times now. CEO Jim Farley recently told Automotive News that demand for its new EVs has turned out to be two to three times what… Read more »