Lightning eMotors Expands

By Staff Writer January 24, 2021

Lightning eMotors, a provider of commercial electric vehicles for fleets, announced it is expanding to meet the growing demand for electric vehicles from commercial and government fleets.

Three-and-a-half years ago, Lightning eMotors moved its headquarters, manufacturing, and research and development into the nearly one-million-square-foot campus that was formerly used by Hewlett-Packard/Agilent in southwest Loveland, Colo. Early last year, the company took over the entire building on the campus located at Southwest 14th Street and Taft Avenue, expanding its square footage from 45,000 to 124,000. Now it is adding another 107,000 square feet in an adjacent building, for a total of 231,000 square feet of space for its operations.

“The new space will initially be used for our development efforts around advanced motorcoach electrification and fuel cell electric vehicles of all classes,” said Tim Reeser, CEO of Lightning eMotors. “The second phase will support additional production capacity, important for ensuring we can support our 3,000 vehicle production plans for 2022.”

During the summer and fall of 2020, the company ramped up production by more than 600 percent and continues to increase production as its orders increase. The company recently doubled its workforce and expects to double it again this year.

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