Lightning Commercial EV Talk

Welcome to our podcast! We cover a range of topics relating to commercial EVs, such as battery range, Zero Emission Zones in cities, technology, legislation, incentives and more. Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite platform, and stay informed!

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Nick Bettis (l) and Tim Reeser (r) in our dedicated podcast studio
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Electric commercial vehicles are here, and fleets need to have a clear understanding of, and plan for, what this means to them. This podcast, presented by Lightning eMotor’s industry experts and guests, will cover all things commercial EV from industry trends to vehicle and charging technical considerations. Our goal is to ensure that you have all the information you need to successfully deploy and maintain your fleet of electric buses, trucks, and delivery vans.


(most recent first)

January 28, 2022 – 2021 Was a Pivotal Year

CEO Tim Reeser looks back at 2021, a year in which we forged new partnerships, released new products, and – not least – went public on the New York Stock Exchange.

December 22, 2020 – Service and Support

Fleets who put our electric commercial vehicles on the road need to sure that they’ll be fully supported for maximum uptime. We talk about how we make sure that’s the case for our customers.

September 16, 2020 – Pricing

Commercial electric vehicles have always been expensive, but that’s changing. As the industry sees increased volumes, the entire supply chain becomes less expensive, especially batteries. We discuss this inflection point in the market, and why fleets can benefit right now from reduced prices.

September 3, 2020 – Charging a fleet of electric vehicles

Don’t be one of those fleets that forgets to think about how you’re going to charge the electric vehicles you’re planning to deploy! Start the conversation early. Nick and Tim talk about a range of topics relating to charging, such as why you need DC fast chargers for larger vehicles, why a microgrid might be a good idea, and how to take advantage of state incentives to monetize your charger use.

August 25, 2020 – Can the legacy OEMs deliver?

Lightning Systems may be small, but we’re going to deliver more electric commercial vehicles to fleets in the USA this year than Ford and Daimler combined. Many fleets are waiting for the big OEMs to deliver vehicles in volume, but that wait may be quite a long one. In the meantime, if fleets don’t act now, they may miss the bus. Or truck…

July 30, 2020 – Zero Emissions Zones

Our topic for this episode is Zero Emissions Zones, which are city regions where there are restrictions on the use of fossil fuel vehicles. The most famous example is London; but other cities are implementing ZEZs. Host Nick Bettis talks with Lightning CEO Tim Reeser and with our special guest Michael Marx, director of CorpEthics. Michael can be contacted at the website. We discuss how zero emissions zones can accelerate the adoption of electric commercial vehicles, and how companies and citizens can press for ZEZs in their own cities.

July 22, 2020 – Demystifying commercial EV range

In our very first podcast episode we unpack on-road range – how far can a commercial battery electric vehicle go on a full charge? Lightning Systems CEO Tim Reeser talks with host Nick Bettis about this unexpectedly complex topic.