Friday 4 February 2022

Lightning eMotors and GM charge ahead to electrify trucks

Lightning eMotors and GM charge ahead to electrify trucks

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.”

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Bruna Pinhoni

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