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Lightning eMotors Announces Production of 46 Units in the Second Quarter of 2023

Lightning eMotors, Inc. (NYSE: ZEV), a leading provider of zero emission medium-duty commercial vehicles and electric vehicle technology for fleets, today announced that the Company produced 46 units, consisting of vehicles, powertrains, and Lightning Mobile DC Fast Chargers, in the second quarter of 2023.

“We successfully ramped production of our new ZEV4 platform and produced 40 vehicles during the quarter as compared to the five we built in Q1,” said Tim Reeser, Co-Founder and CEO. “ZEV4 production was heavily weighted toward Type A school buses to serve the growing demand. Production in the quarter also included three Lightning Mobile DC Fast Chargers, and we expect demand for this cutting-edge product to pick up as prospective customers are able to see results from initial orders and demo units. Looking forward, we are seeing solid demand for our ZEV4 vehicles as school districts and transit agencies apply for and receive federal and state grant money. We expect our production volume to increase to meet demand, and as we continue to sell through our finished goods inventory.”

About Lightning eMotors

Lightning eMotors (NYSE: ZEV) has been providing specialized and sustainable fleet solutions since 2009, deploying complete zero-emission-vehicle solutions for commercial fleets since 2018 – including cargo and passenger vans, ambulances, shuttle buses, Type A school buses, work trucks, city buses, and motor coaches. The Lightning eMotors team designs, engineers, customizes, and manufactures zero-emission vehicles to support the wide array of fleet customer needs with a full suite of control software, telematics, analytics, and charging solutions to simplify the buying and ownership experience and maximize uptime and energy efficiency. To learn more, visit our website at

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