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

Lightning ZEV4 Zero Emission Dump Body Truck

The Lightning ZEV4™ class 4 dump body 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 while providing a quiet, smooth and familiar driving experience.

With its 130-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 which 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
  • Smooth, quick and quiet
  • Engineered and built in the USA
  • Elegant cabin integration with batteries between the frame rails and fully under the floor
  • Lightning Digital Dashboard provides driver information at a glance
  • CARB certified and HVIP eligible
  • Lightning Insights provides understanding of usage and efficiency


Base ChassisChevrolet Express 4500 Cutaway or GMC Savana 4500 Cutaway
GVWR14,200 lbs
Allowed Wheelbases159 in, 177 in
Driving range*up to 130 miles
Battery Capacity120 kWh
Charge Time7.5 - 8.5 hours(Level 2 at up to 13.2 kW)
2 - 2.5 hours (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**7,680 lbs (subtract weight of upfitter body
and equipment to find usable payload)
Maximum Speed68 mph approx.
Peak Power241 HP (180 kW)
Torque Rating (after transmission)790 lb-ft (1071 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.

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.