Lightning ZEV4 Shuttle

Lightning ZEV4 Zero Emission Class 4 Shuttle Bus


The Lightning ZEV4 shuttle bus provides reliable, quiet, emissions-free transportation for passengers in many applications, such as airport parking, college and corporate campuses, and senior communities.

It is available on a choice of two trusted and widely-used platforms:

  • GMC Savana 4500 / Chevrolet Express 4500
  • Ford E-450

The state-of-the-art electric powertrain provides a quiet, smooth and familiar driving experience that your drivers – and passengers – will love.

With its 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.

Our close partnership with Forest River provides electric shuttles under your favorite brands:

  • Battery-electric vehicle
  • Smooth, quick and quiet
  • Engineered and built in the USA
  • Elegant cabin integration with batteries fully under the floor
  • CARB certified and HVIP eligible
  • Lightning Insights provides understanding of usage and efficiency
  • Available New or Repower

Specifications

Base ChassisFord E-450 CutawayGMC Savana 4500 Cutaway
GVWR14,500 lbs14,200 lbs
Minimum Wheelbase158 - 190 in159 in, 177 in, 190 in (stretched)
Driving range*up to 130 milesup to 130 miles
Battery Capacity125 kWh120 kWh
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)
7.5 - 8.5 hours(Level 2 at up to 13.2 kW)
2 - 2.5 hours (DC Fast Charge at up to 80 kW)
Charging optionsLevel 2 AC (up to 13.2 kW) and DC Fast Charge (up to 80 kW) with J1772 CCS1 Combo
Passenger Capacity**Up to 24 passengers with various layout options
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)
• Base Chassis: GM standard warranty
• Electric powertrain and batteries: Lightning eMotors standard warranty
(5 year / 60,000 miles)
Telematics: Lightning Insights• Preventive Maintenance • Range Analysis • Driver Behavior • Charger management

* 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-based and GM 4500-based vehicles qualify for the Federal Transit Administration’s Buy America program, and the FAA’s Buy American program for airport improvements.