Category: Blog

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…

Manufactured for Serviceability

Note: This blog article was posted in the Summer of 2020. Since that time, Lightning eMotors has added a purpose-built eChassis to our product line-up which diversifies our offerings to…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The Truth About Reliability

Electric Commercial Vehicles: The Truth About Reliability: Check Out the Components! Note: This blog article was posted in 2019 and while it reflects our continued commitment to quality, some of…

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?…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…