Lightning ZEV5 Zero Emission Shuttle Bus

The Lightning ZEV5’s electric powertrain delivers great range and efficiency while providing a quiet, smooth and familiar driving experience that your drivers will love. With a range of over 100 miles, this vehicle provides practical, reliable service while producing zero emissions on the road. Charging is flexible, with Level 2 AC charging as standard, and DC Fast Charging available, providing up to 80 kW for a fast turnaround.

We use the highest-quality components available, including our thermally-managed batteries which deliver the best range, efficiency and lifetime of any batteries in the market. The batteries are fully under the floor so your cargo or passenger space isn’t compromised.

Battery-electric vehicle
Smooth, quick and quiet
Elegant integration with batteries fully under the floor
CARB certified
Installation, maintenance and service performed by Lightning eMotors or certified partners
Lightning Insights provides understanding of usage and efficiency


Base ChassisFord F-550 (regular cab)
GVWR19,500 lbs
Wheelbase238 in
Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) CompatibilityLevel 2 AC (up to 13.2 kW)
DC Fast Charge (up to 80 kW)
Connector J1772 CCS-1 Combo
All Electric Range*up to 130 miles
Battery Capacity120-160 kWh
Estimated Charge Time2 hours (DC Fast Charge at up to 80 kW)
8.5 hours (Level 2 at 13.2 kW)
Maximum Speed65 mph (electronically limited)
Peak Power241 HP (180 kW)
Torque Rating 811 lb-ft (1100 Nm)
Warranty• Base Chassis: Ford standard warranty
• EV Powertrain: Lightning eMotors standard warranty
(Powertrain and battery 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.