- Date 8 Oct 2021
- Lightning to deliver its best-in-class electric powertrains, software, and components to support deployment of commercial electric vehicles (EVs) to fleets in the UK
- Ricardo, a global environmental, engineering, and strategic consulting company headquartered in the UK, will provide supply chain and certification of roadworthiness support, as well as powertrain installation and integration services in the UK
- bp Ventures, Lightning’s largest investor, will provide fleet management expertise through bp Pulse, one of the largest electric vehicle charging companies in the UK
Ricardo and Lightning eMotors, a leading provider of medium duty commercial electric vehicles for fleets, today announced they have entered into a strategic partnership agreement to deploy vehicles in the UK, a market with over 700,000 commercial vehicles in operation today.
The agreement calls for Lightning eMotors to build fully electric powertrains at their 231,000 square foot facility in Loveland, Colorado for shipment to the UK. Ricardo will then assemble and integrate those powertrains into medium duty commercial fleet vehicles at one of its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in the UK. Ricardo will also source key components for the EV assembly from UK manufacturers, leveraging the company’s world-renowned expertise in managing complex supply chains in critical electric vehicle components.