Lightning eMotors Unveils Electric Utility Vehicle Chassis

Lightning eMotors, a supplier of mid-weight and specialty commercial electric vehicles to fleets, has announced the availability of the Lightning eChassis, an all-new rolling chassis specifically designed for commercial electric vehicle applications. The Lightning eChassis, developed with Metalsa, will be available for Class 4 and Class 5 Commercial Electric Chassis Cab, Stripped Chassis, and Cutaway Chassis configurations.

The innovative design accommodates different battery sizes and configurations, different powertrain integrations and different wheelbases, allowing Lightning eMotors to support a wide variety of business applications and planning partners, the company said in a press release. Lightning’s eChassis will support an increased Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of approximately 1,500 pounds more, on average, than platforms on the market today, providing customers with the ability to increase passenger and payload capacity for electrified ambulances, shuttles, delivery and refrigerated services. trucks and work trucks.

Lightning eMotors expects pre-production units to be available from Q2 2022 with production units expected before year-end.

Robert M. Larson