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The Truth About Purpose-Built vs. Conversions

Among the up-and-coming US-based electric commercial vehicle manufacturers, two approaches are competing for the mindshare of fleet customers: all-new, purpose-built EV’s and EV conversions of established vehicles from major OEMs. Although the argument for purpose-built electric vehicles resonates with engineers and technical fleet managers, only purpose-built electric transit buses have succeeded to date — [...]

2019-08-22T08:41:29-06:00July 24th, 2019|

The Truth About Battery Costs

Batteries for commercial EVs (vans, trucks and buses) are more expensive than you might think. Here’s why... Commercial EVs require high quality battery cells, fully packaged with sophisticated battery management systems and thermal management accessories (hoses, cooling pumps, etc.). These components are both supply-constrained and expensive, with low-volume pricing today typically exceeding $600/kWh. This [...]

2019-08-22T08:42:39-06:00July 23rd, 2019|

Lightning Systems All-Electric Zero Emissions Medium-Duty Vehicles Selected for State of California Contract

State agencies, local governments can meet climate change, sustainability goals by purchasing all-electric, zero emissions vehicles through the program LOVELAND, Colo., July 16, 2019 – Colorado-based Lightning Systems, a global developer of zero emissions drivetrains, today announced that its all-electric powertrains for Ford and Chevrolet medium-duty trucks and buses are now offered on a [...]

2019-07-17T11:41:27-06:00July 16th, 2019|

Lightning Systems Gen 2 Model of All-Electric Ford Transit Named in California Air Resources Board Executive Order

Longer-range, higher-speed, all-electric Ford Transit 350HD Generation 2 model gets 61 MPGe in city and on the highway LOVELAND, Colo., July 11, 2019 – Lightning Systems, a global developer of zero emissions drivetrains for commercial fleets, has had its longer-range, higher-speed, Generation 2 model of its Lightning Electric system for the Ford Transit named [...]

2019-07-11T08:03:44-06:00July 11th, 2019|

Lightning Systems Accepting Orders for New Zero Emission LightningElectric for Ford Transit; Announces Specs, Pricing

Full-electric system available for passenger wagon, cargo van, cutaway, chassis cab models LOVELAND, Colo., Oct. 26, 2017 – Lightning Systems, a global developer of efficiency and emissions improvement solutions for fleets, today announced it is accepting pre-orders for its new zero emission LightningElectric system for Ford Transit. The LightningElectric battery conversion package is available [...]

2019-05-12T08:14:22-06:00October 26th, 2017|

Lightning Systems Names William R. Kelley New Chief Technology Officer

LOVELAND, Colo., Oct. 2, 2017 – Lightning Systems, a global developer of efficiency and emissions improvement solutions for fleets of medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, today announced William R. (Bill) Kelley as its new Chief Technology Officer. For the past four years, Kelley has served as an expert consultant to the company on technical matters. [...]

2019-05-12T08:15:56-06:00October 3rd, 2017|

Lightning Systems Receives California Air Resources Board Executive Order for Aftermarket Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicle Conversions for Ford E-450s

LightningHybrids system improves vehicles efficiencies for fleets of shuttle buses and work trucks LOVELAND, Colo., June 22, 2017 – Lightning Systems, global leader in efficiency and emissions improvement solutions for fleets of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, today announced that its LightningHybrids hydraulic hybrid system has received an Executive Order from the California Air Resources [...]

2019-05-12T08:17:41-06:00June 22nd, 2017|