Lightning ZEV3™ Transit Cargo Van

Lightning ZEV3™ powertrain with three battery packs
Lightning ZEV3™ powertrain with three battery packs (shown in green)

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Lightning ZEV3 Zero Emission Transit Cargo Van

The Lightning ZEV3™ Transit cargo 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 will love.

Operated by major parcel carriers, hospital systems and others across North America, the cargo 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. The batteries are fully under the floor, so your cargo space isn’t compromised.

  • 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




Base ChassisTransit 350HD Cargo Van
GVWR10,360 lbs or 11,000 lbs
Wheelbase148 in
Charging optionsLevel 2 AC at 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)
Payload and Passenger Capacity**3,498 lbs (10,360 GVWR)
4,138 lbs (11,000 GVWR)
2,859 lbs (10,360 GVWR)
3,499 lbs (11,000 GVWR)
Maximum Speed65 mph (electronically limited)
Peak Power215 HP (160 kW)
Torque Rating (after transmission)733 lb-ft (994 Nm)
Warranty• Base Chassis: Ford standard warranty
• EV 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 Lightning ZEV3 vans qualify for the Federal Transit Administration’s Buy America program, and the FAA’s Buy American program for airport improvements.