Lightning eMotors, a provider of zero emissions medium duty commercial vehicles and electric vehicle technology, is giving old gasoline and diesel vehicles a second zero-emissions life by repowering a variety of passenger transit vehicles for shuttle service providers to some of the leading tech companies located throughout Silicon Valley.
The all-electric vehicles include Class 3 passenger vans and Class 7 motorcoaches, all of which are either in service already or soon to be in service with several of the largest tech companies in the world and largest employers in the Bay Area.
As the Bay Area’s top employers continue to reduce or eliminate remote or hybrid work options following COVID, and as fuel prices continue to surge, Lightning’s repowered vehicles are being used to provide zero-emission inner campus and Park and Ride transportation for thousands of employees in the region. In addition to reducing traffic congestion, fuel costs and tail pipe emissions, the vehicles will support increased productivity among the employees who utilize the service by providing a safe, quiet atmosphere during the time spent commuting to and from work.
The repowered vehicles are also equipped with an advanced telematics system, which allows up to 100 parameters of vehicle performance to be tracked in near-realtime to optimize route planning, increase cost-savings and assist with day-to-day operations. The analytics can also be used to inform monthly ESG reports that can help employers utilizing the repowered vehicles stay on track of their sustainability goals.
Lightning’s repowered vehicle orders were facilitated by ABC Companies, a leading product and service provider to the transportation industry. ABC partnered with Lightning eMotors after conducting a global search for a powertrain provider with the scope, scale, experience, and expertise to provide new and repowered zero-emission vehicles as well as charging solutions for large corporate and municipal customers.