(most recent first)
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 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 corpethics.org 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.