Lightning Electric E450 step van


Lightning Electric Zero Emission E-450 Step Van

The Lightning Electric E-450 is a versatile and trusted platform equipped by Lightning eMotors with a state-of-the-art electric drivetrain which provides a quiet, smooth and familiar driving experience that your drivers will love.

Available with an estimated 130-mile range, this vehicle provides practical, reliable service while producing zero emissions on the road. Charging is simple and quick, with both Level 2 AC charging and DC Fast Charge supported.

We use the highest-quality components available, including thermally-managed batteries which deliver the best range, efficiency and lifetime of any batteries in the market.
The Lightning Electric E-450 is the perfect platform for Class 4 step vans built with bodies from partners such as Morgan Olson and Utilimaster.



Base ChassisE-450 stripped chassis
GVWR14,500 lbs
Wheelbase176 in
Charging optionsLevel 2 AC (up to 13.2 kW) and DC Fast Charge (up to 80 kW) with J1772 CCS-1 Combo
Driving range*up to 130 miles
Battery Capacity125 kWh (nameplate)
100 kWh (usable)
Charge Time7.5 - 8.5 hours(Level 2 at up to 13.2 kW)
2 - 2.5 hours (DC Fast Charge at up to 80 kW)
Maximum Speed65 mph (electronically limited)
Peak Power241 HP (180 kW)
Torque Rating (after transmission)790 lb-ft (1071 Nm)
Warranty• Base Chassis: Ford standard warranty
• Electric powertrain and batteries: Lightning eMotors standard warranty
(5 year / 60,000 miles)
Analytics• Preventive Maintenance • Range Analysis • Driver Behavior

* All-electric range can vary depending on route or drivecycle, environmental conditions, vehicle or equipment configurations, and driver behavior.

** Payload and Passenger capacity can vary and greatly depend on vehicle wheelbase, seating configuration, and other characteristics or features as delivered by the OEM or chassis manufacturer. Equipment added to the base chassis by aftermarket upfitters or equipment installers could also affect Payload and Passenger Capacity.

Compliant with BUY AMERICA Compliant with FAA Buy American

Our E-450 vehicles qualify for the Federal Transit Administration’s Buy America program, and the FAA’s Buy American program for airport improvements.