Lightning ZEV3 Transit Passenger Van

How does Lightning’s ZEV3 Transit van compare with Ford’s 2022 E-Transit van? For one thing, Ford is not offering an electric passenger van.

Compare with Ford E-Transit

Lightning ZEV3 Zero Emission Transit Passenger Van

The Lightning ZEV3 Transit passenger van is equipped with a state-of-the-art electric drivetrain that delivers the best efficiency of any vehicle in its weight class while providing a quiet, smooth and familiar driving experience that your drivers  – and passengers – will love.

In use with fleets across North America for micro-transit and shuttle services, the passenger van is reliable and efficient.

Available in battery-electric versions offering 140-mile and 200-mile ranges, this van 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.

  • Battery-electric vehicle
  • Smooth, quick and quiet
  • Engineered and built in the USA
  • Class-leading efficiency
  • 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




Base ChassisFord Transit 350HD Passenger Van
GVWR10,360 lbs
Wheelbase148 in
Charging optionsLevel 2 AC (up to 13.2 kW)
and DC Fast Charge (up to 80 kW) with J1772 CCS1 Combo
Efficiency72 MPGe / EPA City and 66 MPGe / EPA Highway
Driving range*up to 140 milesup to 200 miles
Battery Capacity80 kWh120 kWh
Charge Time5 hours (Level 2, at up to 13.2 kW)
1.5 hours (DC Fast Charge, at up to 80 kW)
8.5 hours (Level 2, at up to 13.2 kW)
2 hours (DC Fast Charge, at up to 80 kW)
Passenger Capacity**Up to 15 passengers (including driver)
Maximum Speed65 mph (electronically limited)
Peak Power215 HP (160 kW)
Torque Rating (after transmission)733 lb-ft (994 Nm)
ADA lift availableYes
Warranty• Base Chassis: Ford standard warranty
• Electric powertrain and batteries: Lightning eMotors standard warranty
(5 year / 60,000 miles)
Analytics: 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 ZEV3 Transit vans qualify for the Federal Transit Administration’s Buy America program, and the FAA’s Buy American program for airport improvements.