Transit Passenger Van
How does Lightning’s electric Transit van compare with Ford’s 2022 E-Transit van? For one thing, Ford is not offering an electric passenger van.
Lightning Electric Zero Emission Transit Passenger Van
The Lightning Electric 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 170-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 Analytics gives insight into usage and efficiency
- Available New or Repower
|Base Chassis||Ford Transit 350HD Passenger Van|
|Charging options||Level 2 AC (up to 13.2 kW)
and DC Fast Charge (up to 80 kW) with J1772 CCS1 Combo
|Efficiency||61 MPGe / EPA City and 66 MPGe / EPA Highway|
|Driving range*||140 miles||170 miles|
|Battery Capacity||80 kWh (nameplate)|
73.6 kWh (usable)
|120 kWh (nameplate)
110.4 kWh (usable)
|Charge Time||5 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 Speed||65 mph (electronically limited)|
|Peak Power||215 HP (160 kW)|
|Torque Rating (after transmission)||733 lb-ft (994 Nm)|
|Warranty||• Base Chassis: Ford standard warranty
• Electric powertrain and batteries: Lightning eMotors standard warranty
(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.
Our Transit vans qualify for the Federal Transit Administration’s Buy America program, and the FAA’s Buy American program for airport improvements.