Lightning ZEV4 Zero Emission Electric Dump Trucks

The Lightning ZEV4™ class 4 electric dump truck is a trustworthy partner for your bulk material applications. By integrating our state-of-the-art electric powertrain into the trusted and widely-used GMC Savana 4500 / Chevrolet Express 4500 platform, the Lightning ZEV4™ platform gets the job done. Our fleet of electric dump trucks provides a quiet, smooth and familiar driving experience.

Electric dump trucks are already making a significant impact. Our ZEV4™ vehicles provide a sustainable and cost-effective alternative to traditional diesel-powered vehicles. With its 110-mile range, 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 thermally-managed batteries. Our batteries deliver the best range, efficiency and lifetime of any batteries in the market.

Compatible with a range of work beds from upfitters such as Knapheide and Temco, this flexible vehicle is your route to reliable and cost-effective zero-emission operations in your community.

Battery-electric vehicle

The heart of any electric dump truck is its advanced battery system. These thermally-managed batteries are the powerhouse that drives these heavy-duty fleet vehicles. They provide the energy required to propel the truck and operate its various systems. They store and discharge substantial amounts of energy, enabling these fleet vehicles to handle the demanding tasks of hauling and dumping materials. 

Smooth, quick and quiet

Our electric dump truck fleets provide a quiet, smooth and familiar driving experience. Whether you’re changing your fleet from gas to electric, or already have an electric fleet, Lightning’s ZEV4™ trucks provide your driver’s with a great driving experience. 

Engineered and built in the USA

We engineer and build our electric dump trunks right here in the USA. With Lightning ZEV4™ class 4 electric dump trucks, you save the planet and your wallet by cutting out overseas shipping costs.

An advanced, thermally-managed battery pack. (Image is for illustrative purposes only.)

The batteries are mounted between the frame rails for maximum safety and best weight distribution.

Fleet Vehicles With Drivers in Mind

  • Elegant cabin integration — Our fleet vehicles don’t sacrifice on comfort and style. We design our vehicles so the batteries fit between the frame rails, so they’re fully under the floor.
  • Lightning Digital Dashboard — our state of the art digital dashboard provides driver information at a glance. 
  • CARB certified and HVIP eligible — All of our fleets come CARB certified and are eligible for HVIP.
  • Lightning Insights — When you choose Lightning for your fleet, we set you up for success. Lightning Insights provides understanding of usage and efficiency of your fleet. Get full control of your vehicles, your charging and your energy.


Base ChassisChevrolet Express 4500 Cutaway or GMC Savana 4500 Cutaway
GVWR14,200 lbs
Allowed Wheelbases177 in
Driving range*up to 110 miles
Battery Capacityup to 105 kWh
Charge Time6.7 hours 5% to 80% (Level 2 at up to 13.2 kW)
1.2 hrs 5% to 80% (DC Fast Charge at up to 80 kW)
Charging optionsLevel 2 AC (up to 13.2 kW) and DC Fast Charge (up to 80 kW) with J1772 CCS-1 Combo
Payload capacity**4,450 lbs approx.
Maximum Speed65 mph approx.
Peak Power255 HP (190 kW)
Torque Rating (after transmission)1181 lb-ft (1602 Nm)
Warranty• Base Chassis: GM standard warranty
• Electric powertrain and batteries: Lightning eMotors standard warranty
(5 year / 60,000 miles)
Telematics: 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.

Go Electric With Your DUMP TRUCKS

Electric dump trucks are revolutionizing fleet management. Lightning’s electric dump truck fleet offers a sustainable, cost-effective, and high-performance alternative to traditional fleets. The transition from gas to electric can provide long-term benefits to both your company and the environment.

Don’t wait to make the switch to electric dump trucks. If you have more questions about these vehicles, visit our FAQ or download fleet info. We’re here to support you in making an informed decision and optimizing your fleet for the future. Together, we can drive change and embrace the future of electric fleets.

Compliant with BUY AMERICA Compliant with FAA Buy American

Our Lightning ZEV4 vehicles qualify for the Federal Transit Administration’s Buy America program, and the FAA’s Buy American program for airport improvements.