The California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved Lightning Systems' all-electric Ford F-59 delivery van.
Lightning Systems received an executive order from CARB for the Lightning Electric Ford F-59 platform, which is commonly used in food truck and delivery van applications, according to the company.
The latest Lightning Electric powertrain for the Ford F-59 chassis is available for all F-59 variants – which range from 16,000 to 22,000-pound gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) configurations, according to a release. The platform is offered in 80-mile and 110-mile range versions. The powertrain offers peak power of 180 kW (equivalent to 241 horsepower), a torque rating of 790 lb.-ft., and a top speed of 65 MPH.
It accommodates a full charge in about 2 hours (80-mile range) or 2.5 hours (110-mile range) with Lightning’s DC fast charging option.
California customers can take advantage of the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) for the delivery van. HVIP was formed by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to respond to a key market challenge by making clean trucks and buses more affordable for fleets, according to Lightning Systems. California customers can receive up to $100,000 in HVIP voucher amounts to go towards the price of the F-59.
The Lightning Electric also is available for the Ford F-59 as part of Ford’s eQVM (Advanced Fuel Qualified Vehicle Modifiers) program. Ford’s vehicle warranty covers the base chassis for vehicles with the Lightning drivetrain. Ford QVM participants perform installations and service. Lightning already has received orders for early production units and deliveries will begin by the end of this summer.
Originally posted on Green Fleet Magazine