Lightning eMotors unveiled its second-generation Lightning Mobile chargers for commercial and consumer electric vehicles (EV).
Designed to accommodate a number of use-cases, the mobile DC fast charger offers rapid deployment of reliable charging capabilities in locations where static charging stations are not possible or that only have Level 2 power available — without the constraints associated with installing static charging stations.
Each modular unit offers 105 to 420 kWh battery capacity and provides the option of up to five DC fast-charging outputs. The new systems are currently available to order for delivery in late 2022.
The next-generation Lightning Mobile solution was designed, engineered, and developed over a 12-month period, using the insights learned from operating the first-generation prototype. Engineers rigorously tested the prototype and its capabilities to develop a next-generation charging capability, which Lightning said has been proven to be the ideal solution for charging commercial trucks, vans, buses and cars at remote locations, events, and depots.
Lightning’s new mobile charging solution can accommodate a variety of battery capacities and outputs to meet different customer use cases. The modular unit features the same advanced technologies as Lightning’s powertrains, including active thermal management for optimum battery performance and longevity and sophisticated telematics/analytics to optimize overall fleet operations and vehicle safety.
To accommodate both short- and long-term use cases, Lightning mobile chargers will be available for purchase or via variable-term lease and rental agreements.