Lightning Emotors has partnered with sustainable delivery startup GoBolt in a deal to provide 170 all-electric commercial vehicles.
Heavy-duty EV manufacturer Lightning eMotors recently announced that it will be partnering with GoBolt, a logistics services provider, to manufacture and deploy 170 all-electric commercial vehicles over the coming year.
The partnership came together after GoBolt tested several commercial EV models and visited the Lightning eMotors manufacturing facility in Colorado. The entire order consists of 70 Class 3 zero-emission EV cargo vans and 100 Class 5 zero-emission EV box trucks. The Class 3 vans’ batteries will be a mixture of 80 kWh and 120 kWh with an expected range of 200 miles on a full charge.
“We couldn’t be more excited about our strategic partnership with GoBolt, and that it comes as they are rapidly expanding into the US market,” said Lightning eMotors CEO Tim Reeser. “We have seen a huge uptick in interest from the supply chain and last- and middle-mile fulfillment industries and applaud GoBolt’s commitment to sustainable logistics services. We look forward to continuing this journey of growth with them.”
GoBolt is joining other major delivery and transportation companies that are adding EVs to their lineups, like Amazon, FedEx, UPS, and Walmart. Last year, GoBolt revealed its first proprietary platform to build custom commercial EVs – before that, the company had used platforms from other automakers like Ford. The company also has an agreement with GM to electrify the latter’s Class 3 through 6 commercial vehicles.
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