October 22, 2020

Loveland-based electric vehicle manufacturer teams up with Fluid Truck to boost more zero-emission fleet

A Loveland-based company that designs and manufactures electric vehicles for commercial and government fleets has landed an order for 600 vans and trucks from Fluid Truck, which rents commercial vehicles.

The order calls for Lightning Systems to produce an assortment of all-electric Lightning Electric Ford Transit delivery vans and medium-duty trucks. The two companies said in a statement Thursday that the vehicles will be used in major metropolitan areas across the U.S.

“This is an exciting opportunity for both companies due to the rising demand for electric vehicles from commercial customers who have sustainability requirements for their fleets,” said Tim Reeser, CEO of Lightning Systems.

Reeser expects to see demand for electric commercial vehicles to keep rising as cities look at designating zero-emission zones.

In September, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order directing state regulators to develop a plan requiring automakers to sell more zero-emissions passenger vehicles, including

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Georgia Power set to electrify portions of its vehicle fleet

Efforts will support Southern Company’s corporate-wide internal fleet electrification goal

ATLANTA, Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Georgia Power is set to electrify portions of its vehicle fleet as part of a corporate-wide, internal fleet electrification goal. Southern Company, the utility’s corporate parent, today announced plans to convert 50 percent of its system fleet vehicles across the auto/SUV/minivan, forklift and ATV/cart/miscellaneous segments by 2030.

Georgia Power logo. (PRNewsFoto/Georgia Power)
Georgia Power logo. (PRNewsFoto/Georgia Power)

“Our company has long been committed to growing EV infrastructure across the state and supporting customers and businesses looking to go electric,” said Nicole Faulk, Georgia Power’s senior vice president for corporate and customer services. “We’re pleased to take that experience and evolve our fleet internally through electrification. As Southern Company’s largest subsidiary, the electrification of Georgia Power’s fleet will play a significant role in helping us achieve this goal corporate-wide.”

The internal fleet goal is part of a larger

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