- Lightning Mobile charging stations offer rapid, 24/7 deployment option for remote regions, peak power cost mitigation and fleet charging in areas with limited infrastructure in place
- Modular design allows a variety of battery capacities and outputs to accommodate different use cases
- Lightning Mobile uniquely positioned to support growing number of fleet managers adopting electric vehicles
Lightning eMotors (NYSE: ZEV), a leading provider of zero emission medium duty commercial vehicles and electric vehicle technology for fleets, announced today the unveiling of its second-generation Lightning Mobile chargers for commercial and consumer electric vehicles (EV).
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Lightning Mobile is a versatile charging solution usable in many scenarios (Image: Lightning eMotors)
Uniquely designed to accommodate a number of use-cases, the first-of-its-kind mobile DC fast charger offers rapid deployment of reliable charging capabilities in locations where static charging stations are not possible or that only have Level 2 power available—all without the constraints associated with installing static charging stations.
Each modular unit offers between 105 to 420 kWh battery capacity and provides the option of up to 5 DC fast-charging outputs. The new systems are currently available to order for delivery in late 2022.
“We’re incredibly excited to bring our next-generation Lightning Mobile charging solution to the market to address the growing need for readily available, mobile, and flexible DC fast-charging,” Lightning eMotors CEO Tim Reeser said. “Lightning Mobile provides a much-needed charging solution for everything from mobile disaster relief and rescue to intermittent charging points at facilities like sports stadiums, which need an EV charging and power solution in various locations. It can also serve as a short or medium-term charging solution for fleets to rapidly deploy EVs while waiting for permanent infrastructure to be installed.”
The next-generation Lightning Mobile solution was designed, engineered and developed over a 12-month period of learnings from operating the first-generation prototype. Engineers rigorously tested the prototype and its capabilities to develop a next generation charging capability which has been proven to be the ideal solution for charging commercial trucks, vans, buses and cars at remote locations, events and depots.
“A recent survey found that 90% of fleet managers believe electric vehicles will be the future of commercial fleets,” said Brandon McNeil, vice president of Lightning Energy. “Lightning’s next generation mobile charger can support an accelerated rate of electric commercial vehicle adoption while their depot charging is being installed, a process that, unfortunately, can take a long time.”
Lightning’s new mobile charging solution can accommodate a variety of battery capacities and outputs to accommodate customer use cases. The modular unit also features the same advanced technologies as Lightning’s powertrains, including active thermal management for optimum battery performance and longevity and sophisticated telematics/analytics to optimize overall fleet operations and vehicle safety.
To accommodate both short- and long-term use cases, Lightning Mobile will be available for purchase or via variable term lease and rental agreements. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
About Lightning eMotors
Lightning eMotors (NYSE: ZEV), based in Loveland, Colorado, has been providing specialized and sustainable fleet solutions since 2009, deploying complete zero-emission-vehicle (ZEV) solutions for commercial fleets since 2018 – including Class 3 cargo and passenger vans, Class 4 and 5 cargo vans and shuttle buses, Class 4 Type A school buses, Class 6 work trucks, Class 7 city buses, and motor coaches. The Lightning eMotors team designs, engineers, customizes, and manufactures zero-emission vehicles to support the wide array of fleet customer needs including school buses and ambulances, with a full suite of control software, telematics, analytics, and charging solutions to simplify the buying and ownership experience and maximize uptime and energy efficiency. Lightning eMotors also offers charging technologies and “charging as a service” (CaaS) to commercial and government fleets via its Lightning Energy division. To learn more, visit https://lightningemotors.com.
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