LOS ANGELES - December 18, 2018 - EVgo, the nation’s largest public electric vehicle (EV) fast charging network, has been named Preferred Charging Solutions Partner by Lightning Systems, the manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty zero-emission fleet vehicles from airport shuttle and transit buses to package delivery and food delivery trucks.
Beginning today, Lightning Systems will recommend EVgo as its Preferred Partner to customers purchasing their Class 3 through Class 8 vehicles, including commercial and government buyers. The partnership between the two companies enables Lightning Solutions to offer a complete clean energy package for their customers, including the electric vehicle and charging infrastructure for the vehicle.
“EVgo holds the number one position in public fast charging for light-duty vehicles in the U.S., and today’s announcement marks a major development in the electrification of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles,” said Cathy Zoi, EVgo CEO. “EVgo’s partnership with Lightning Systems makes EVgo’s best-in-class charging solutions available to Lightning’s fleet customers.”
“As the market leader in EV fast-charging, EVgo has proven their ability to provide fast, reliable charging to all types of electric vehicles,” said Tim Reeser, Lightning Systems CEO. “With EVgo stations across the country offering a comprehensive range of charging options from depot L2 to 350 kW ultra-fast charging, and a great team of engineers and installers ready to support fleets, we’re confident in recommending EVgo to our commercial fleet customers and will be working to provide unique software integration between the EVgo chargers and Lightning vehicles.”
Medium- and heavy-duty vehicles represent a tremendous electrification opportunity, accounting for 10% of all U.S. vehicle miles travelled and 23% of U.S. transportation sector emissions, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Fleet owners and operators recognize the rapidly improving total cost of ownership economics of electric vehicles driving financial and environmental benefits to the segment from fleet electrification.
About Lightning Systems:
Lightning Systems is an innovative automotive research and manufacturing company based in Loveland, Colorado. We develop and produce the Lightning Electric powertrain for Class 3 to 8 vehicles and Lightning Analytics, a predictive analytics solution that comes with expert analysis. We’re passionate about the environment and fleet efficiency. We believe that you can have both, and our products are meticulously and intelligently designed to deliver. Learn more at LightningSystems.com.
EVgo is America’s Largest Public Fast Charging Network. EVgo’s fast chargers deliver convenient, fast charges to EV drivers on the go, delivering up to 90 miles of range in 30 minutes. EVgo’s fast chargers are compatible with all EV models currently on the market that accept DC Fast Charging. With more than 1,000 fast chargers and more than 1,000 Level 2 chargers in 66 metropolitan markets, EVgo’s network in 34 U.S. states allows EV drivers to travel further while providing exemplary service by maintaining and operating its charging stations. EVgo offers a variety of flexible pricing options for drivers including Pay As You Go and low-cost Membership options.
To find out more, or to join the EVgo network, download our app, visit EVgo.com, and follow EVgo on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.