Posts Tagged: Lightning Systems

Lightning Systems lowers prices of electric powertrains, adds new features

Commercial EV manufacturer Lightning Systems has reduced the prices of its 2021 battery and fuel cell EVs by 10 to 50% for Class 3 to Class 8 vehicles. The lower prices take effect immediately and apply to 2021 and 2022 deliveries. Lightning has also announced a number of new features for its EVs, including: faster… Read more »

Lightning Systems’ new energy division offers turnkey fleet charging solutions

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… Read more »

Lightning Systems debuts new electric powertrain for Ford F-550 Chassis Cab

Colorado-based Lightning Systems has launched a new all-electric powertrain for the popular Ford F-550 Chassis Cab, which can be used for shuttle buses, delivery trucks and many other specialty vehicles. The new Lightning Electric Ford F-550 will be available in gross vehicle weight ratings (GVWR) of 17,500 to 19,500 pounds. The company is now accepting… Read more »

Lightning Systems triples size of Colorado EV facility

Commercial EV supplier Lightning Systems is tripling the size of its facility in Loveland, Colorado. Lightning moved its headquarters, manufacturing and R&D into the former Hewlett-Packard/Agilent campus in southwest Loveland three years ago. The company recently took over the entire building, expanding its square footage from 45,000 to 142,000. “Our mission is to provide commercial… Read more »

Octillion provides batteries for Lightning Systems e-trucks and new mobile charger

Battery provider Octillion Power Systems will collaborate with Colorado-based Lightning Systems to produce Class 6 electric trucks (up to 12.5 tons) aimed at “middle-mile” delivery routes between warehouses and distribution centers. Lightning’s fuel cell-powered Class 6 truck offered by Plug Power will be available in the third quarter of 2020. Lightning’s all-electric version of the… Read more »

New Lightning Mobile charger provides roadside DC fast charging for fleet vehicles

Colorado-based Lightning Systems, a manufacturer of zero-emission drivetrains for commercial fleets, has introduced Lightning Mobile, a mobile DC fast charger. Equipped with 192 kWh of high-energy-density, liquid-cooled battery storage in a package that can be installed in a vehicle or trailer for mobile deployment, Lightning Mobile is designed to provide on-demand roadside charging. Lightning Systems… Read more »

Lightning Systems raises $41 million for electric powertrain production

Colorado-based Lightning Systems, a developer of electric drivetrains, has raised $41 million in a recent funding round led by BP Ventures. Private equity fund Cupola Infrastructure Income Fund contributed as a new investor. Lightning will use the funding to ramp up production of electric powertrains for Ford Transits, Ford E-450s, Ford F-59 step vans, Chevrolet… Read more »

Lightning Systems launches range of AC and DC fast charging stations

Colorado-based Lightning Systems, a developer of zero-emission drivetrains for commercial fleets, has launched a range of charging stations called Lightning on Tap. The stations range from 7.2 kW AC chargers to 100 kW DC fast chargers. Lightning Systems CEO Tim Reeser said, “With more fleet operators making the switch to electric trucks and buses, planning and installing… Read more »

Lightning Systems receives OK to sell its all-electric Ford F-59 in California

Colorado-based Lightning Systems, a developer of zero-emission drivetrains for commercial fleets, has received an Executive Order from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for its Ford F-59 platform, commonly used in food truck and delivery van applications. The Executive Order confirms that Lightning System’s F-59 has met emissions and efficiency standards and can be legally… Read more »

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 »