Lightning eMotors has teamed up with General Motors (GM) to collaborate on the development of zero emission battery-electric trucks for medium-duty commercial fleet customers.
Under the agreement, Lightning eMotors will electrify popular medium-duty truck platforms provided by GM, which can be used for several applications such as school buses, shuttle buses, delivery trucks and work trucks.
The company has developed a flexible manufacturing approach which it claims provides scalable and cost-effective electrification for such vehicles.
GM Fleet provides a variety of platforms designed for qualified Specialty Vehicle Manufacturing customers to up-fit vehicles across a broad range of industries and applications.
Lightning eMotors will electrify certain GM platforms at its manufacturing campus in Loveland, Colorado.
Tim Reeser, Lightning eMotors’ CEO and Co-founder said: “We are thrilled that GM is working with Lightning eMotors to make GM’s medium-duty truck platform the basis for new electric vehicles.
“GM’s inclusive approach to electrification is a great match for Lightning’s position and role as a leading powertrain supplier in the commercial vehicle space. Commercial vehicles and commercial vehicle powertrains are complex, with thousands of unique components, requiring years of custom software development and on-road testing – and Lightning has products in fleet use today and ready for customers to roll out this year.”