Electric Commercial Van

Lightning eMotors has chosen Proterra to power the Lightning Electric Transit commercial van with its industry-leading battery technology. This electric commercial van is a purpose-built Class 3 commercial EV available in such popular configurations as last-mile cargo vans, passenger vans, shuttle buses, ambulances, school buses, and even RVs. The Proterra Powered Lightning electric commercial van offers an ideal solution for a range of clean commercial transportation applications, allowing for wheelchair lifts, custom floor rails, and custom bus doors.

100% Battery-Electric

The Proterra Powered Lightning Electric Transit commercial van has zero tailpipe emissions, helping to clear the air and create healthier communities across the nation.

Proven Technology

The Lightning electric commercial van offers fleet operators a familiar industry-leading vehicle platform combined with proven EV technology from Proterra.

Lower Operating Costs

With an all-electric drivetrain, the Lightning Electric Transit commercial van has fewer moving parts, simplified maintenance, and better MPGe.

The Proterra Battery


  • Active thermal management software for optimal charging and operation
  • Energy reserve dynamically adjusts over time for maximum performance
  • Sensors throughout pack deliver continuous monitoring and diagnostics


  • Strong and ruggedized materials designed to withstand the toughest conditions
  • Battery architecture features built-in safety mechanisms
  • Rigorous vehicle testing and validation programs for highest standards of safety


  • Compact design enables industry-leading energy density
  • Efficient energy storage enables record-breaking range capabilities
  • Consistent temperature control maximizes battery life in any climate