Jul 26, 2022 - 08:07 pm

Lightning eMotors reveals mobile DC charging station

In the USA, Lightning eMotors has launched its next generation of mobile commercial and passenger vehicle chargers, Lightning Mobile. This mobile charging station covers both long term and short term use cases. The order books are open with deliveries starting in late 2022.

The new charger is designed to meet a variety of use cases, enabling charging in locations where static charging stations are not possible or that only have Level 2 power available. Each modular unit can charge vehicles with between 105 to 420 kWh battery capacity and provides the option of up to 5 DC fast-charging outputs.

Lightning eMotors CEO Tim Reeser says: “Lightning Mobile provides a much-needed charging solution for everything from mobile disaster relief and rescue to intermittent charging points at facilities like sports stadiums, which need an EV charging and power solution in various locations. It can also serve as a short or medium-term charging solution for fleets to rapidly deploy EVs while waiting for permanent infrastructure to be installed.”

The company says the new mobile charging station has been the result of design and engineering development informed by a 12-month period of operating the first-generation prototype. The company says the mobile unit is the ideal solution for charging commercial trucks, vans, buses and cars at remote locations, events and depots.

“A recent survey found that 90% of fleet managers believe electric vehicles will be the future of commercial fleets,” said Brandon McNeil, vice president of Lightning Energy. “Lightning’s next generation mobile charger can support an accelerated rate of electric commercial vehicle adoption while their depot charging is being installed, a process that, unfortunately, can take a long time.”

This sentiment is reflected in the trajectory of Lightning eMotors as a company, which has been growing at an eye-watering pace as US fleets clamour to decarbonise their fleets. Lightning eMotors has attracted the attention of legacy manufacturers with its practicable solutions. This year so far, Lighning eMotors announced productive collaborations on vehicles with BlueBird, General Motors and Winnebago Industries, while the company started the year by bringing out its own chassis for commercial EVs.



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