EVgo and Lightning Systems Announce Electric Fleet Partnership

18 Dec 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.

EVgo | http://www.evgo.com

Lightning Systems | lightningsystems.com