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We’re Just Getting Started

We’re in a hot industry – the newly emerging electric vehicle industry – and we are on target this year to sell more electric vehicles than any other commercial vehicle… Read More

Manufactured for Serviceability

Here at Lightning Systems we have a philosophy: Why reinvent the wheel? Or the chassis, or the body, or the upfit marketplace? Unlike other EV manufacturers who attempt to build… Read More

Lightning during the COVID-19 storm

It may look like it’s been “business as usual” here at Lightning, with our recent order announcements, but – just like everyone else – we’ve been living life very differently… Read More

Thoughts On How to Clean Up Denver’s Air

I was recently invited by Colorado Governor Jared Polis to participate in a roundtable discussion on how State government can support the Colorado Cleantech industry and help the State improve… Read More

Out With The Old – In With The New #2

We’ve designed our Ford Transit electric drivetrain as a self-contained sled which slots in where the gasoline engine was and connects right onto the vehicle’s driveshaft. This helps with making… Read More

Out With The Old – In With The New

I almost don’t need to write anything… …but I will. 🙂 This is the diesel engine and transmission that was pulled from a Gillig city transit bus, and the UQM… Read More

The Truth About Reliability

Electric Commercial Vehicles: The Truth About Reliability: Check Out the Components! Commercial fleets live and die on vehicle reliability. Every hour a vehicle isn’t running is an hour it isn’t… Read More

Our vehicles are creepy…

Did you know that we go out of our way to make our vehicles creepy? It’s true! But does that mean that our EVs will send shivers down your spine?… Read More

Lightning Analytics: More Than Just Telematics

Our battery-electric vans, trucks and buses run on the best drivetrain components available, for reliability, efficiency and longevity. However, we go beyond the hardware with our Lightning Analytics technology. Every… Read More

Colorado Incentives for Commercial EV Purchases

Get the Scoop on the New Colorado Incentives for Commercial EV Purchases We’re excited to tell you that our home state of Colorado has two great incentive programs for replacing… Read More

Green: Nature’s Rejected Color

It’s Friday, and I don’t feel like writing about trucks. Here’s something of general interest which might change the way you look at the world. Let’s talk about “green”. Green… Read More

The Inverter: The Unsung Hero of an EV Drivetrain

As you know, electric vehicles have one or more batteries, and one or more propulsion motors. Our designs use a single propulsion motor which connects via a simple transmission unit… Read More

Lightning eMotors electric vehicles: Sustainability

This article discusses the benefits of battery-electric commercial vehicles from a sustainability perspective, primarily focusing on emissions but also looking at the end-to-end environmental impact of the products. You can… Read More

Ramping Up…

The market for electric commercial vehicles is heating up, and we’re ramping right up with it. With new orders rolling in, we’re going into high gear with electric drivetrain production… Read More


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