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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 manufacturer in the United States. Our team at Lightning Systems is being recognized for our innovative products. In September alone, we’ve received kudos from three… 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 completely new vehicles from the ground up, we take a different approach.  We start with tried-and-trusted chassis from major OEMs such as Ford, Isuzu and… 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 during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re regarded as an essential business because we’re producing and maintaining vehicles which are used by hospitals, delivery services and other… 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 its air quality. It was a timely discussion given that Denver’s air quality rating was recently downgraded from moderately poor to serious. While many good… 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 the upfit quick. 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 (now Danfoss Editron) motor and 2-speed transmission that replaced it. Smaller, quieter, and with far fewer noving parts, this motor not only propels the bus… 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 making revenue. As commercial fleets transition to battery electric vehicles (BEV), reliability and serviceability must be considered. To date, though, this subject has been glossed… Read More


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