Lightning Electric E-450 box truck

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Lightning Electric Zero Emission E-450 Box Truck

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

Available in 80-mile and 120-mile range versions, 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 our thermally-managed batteries which deliver the best range, efficiency and lifetime of any batteries in the market.

  • Battery-electric vehicle
  • Fast, smooth, and quiet
  • Installation, maintenance and service performed by Lightning eMotors or certified partners
  • Vouchers and grants available, call today for expert support


Base ChassisFord E-450 Shuttle, Cutaway, Stripped Chassis
GVWR14,500 lbs (14,000 lbs for Stripped Chassis)
Minimum Wheelbase158 - 176 in
Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) CompatibilityLevel 2 (13.2 kW) and Level 3 (up to 80 kW) with J1772 CCS-1 Combo
All Electric Range*80 miles120 miles
Battery Capacity86 kWh129 kWh
Charge Time5.5 hours (Level 2)
1.5 hour (DC Fast Charge)
8.0 hours (Level 2)
2.25 hours (DC Fast Charge)
Payload and Passenger Capacity**7,980 lbs
(Weight of body is part of total payload)
7,200 lbs
(Weight of body is part of total payload)
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
• 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.

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.