Lightning eMotors places major order with Proterra
Lightning eMotors has contracted Proterra to supply battery systems with a total capacity of more than 900 megawatt hours for use in up to 10,000 electric commercial vehicles between 2022 and 2025.
The new order builds on the partnership between the two companies announced in March and expands it to include batteries for additional vehicle types. The existing collaboration focused on a Class 3 electric transporter – a Ford Transit converted to electric drive.
As Proterra now announced, the batteries from the current order are to be used in class 4 and 5 electric utility vehicles. Specifically, these will be the Lightning Electric E-450 and Lightning Electric F-550 models. Both models are available in their respective size classes as shuttle buses or as delivery vehicles with box bodies. Battery packs of 80 to 160 kWh are to be offered here.
“We are thrilled to be expanding our relationship with Proterra to power our class 4 and 5 platforms,” said Chelsea Ramm, vice president of global supply chain at Lightning eMotors. “Proterra battery packs are rightfully perceived by the market as a quality product which gives us both peace of mind for our customers and helps us during the sales process.”