Charging Stations

Lightning Systems offers a comprehensive range of AC and DC Fast Charge charging stations for your electric vehicles.

When considering electric fleet vehicles, it’s important to plan your charging solution.

Lightning Systems makes it easy in two ways:

  • We offer charging stations on our price list, so you don’t have to find a third-party vendor.
  • We can connect you with a partner company which offers in-depth planning, installation and management services for installing and operating charging systems.

Charging stations for commercial EVs fall into two categories: Level 2 AC charging and DC Fast Charge.

Level 2 – AC charging

AC power is delivered to the vehicle, where it is converted to DC power for charging the batteries. This class of charger is lower cost and easier to connect to your building’s existing electrical infrastructure. However, charging times for a commercial EV will be long due to the high capacity of the batteries.

DC Fast Charge

The charging station converts AC electricity to DC power which is delivered to the vehicle and is used to charge the batteries. Although more expensive, DC Fast Charge is much faster than Level 2. The high current levels needed for DC Fast Charge may require additional planning and permitting for installation.

All of Lightning Systems’ commercial EVs support DC Fast Charge. Level 2 charging is also supported on our lighter vehicles such as the Ford Transit 350 HD and the Ford E-450. Check the specifications of the vehicles to see which charging types are supported.

In some jurisdictions, such as California and Colorado, there may be vouchers or other incentives that may partially or fully cover the cost of charging stations.