Colorado Lab Is Now Operating Two Lightning Drive Vans
Loveland, Colo.-based Lightning Hybrids said today that technicians at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory have installed a hydraulic hybrid driveline from Lightning in a second Ford E-450 van.
The vehicles are operated by MV Transportation, NREL’s provider for its shuttle service. MV transports more than 500 NREL employees and visitors around its Colorado campus.
“The team at NREL tests vehicle technologies, and they have very high standards,” Lightning CEO Tim Reeser said in a release. “To have NREL use our Lightning Hybrids product to serve their campus and their team is an endorsement of the quality and engineering of our hydraulic hybrid system,” he said.
‘Cleaner, More Fuel Efficient’
“The hybrid system makes the buses cleaner, more fuel efficient and improves their braking efficiency,” Lightning said.
“NREL has been happy to utilize its campus shuttles to help Lightning validate the performance of their technology,” NREL’s Matt Ringer, a commercialization program manager, said in the Lightning Hybrids announcement.
“Working with a local company to help them grow their business while at the same time advancing our mission of sustainable transportation development has made this project very rewarding for the Lab,” he said.
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