Lightning eMotors announces strategic EV battery partnership

Lightning eMotors announces strategic EV battery partnership

The two-year agreement with CATL distributor Coulomb Solutions Inc. (CSI) provides Lightning eMotors with additional optionality around form factor.

Lightning eMotors has reached an agreement to supply battery products produced by Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL). The two-year agreement with CATL distributor Coulomb Solutions Inc. (CSI) provides Lightning eMotors with additional optionality around form factor. According to the company, having several battery size and shape options enables Lightning to address a variety of use cases and better meet customer requirements.

CATL battery products will be available to Lightning in two pack options – a 30 kWh battery and 35 kWh battery – for a total of more than 175 megawatt-hours of battery capacity. Additionally, Lightning eMotors is working with CATL and CSI to design and install contactor safety switch systems on CATL C- and G-battery packs that will be exclusive to Lightning eMotors. These switch systems will allow first responders to easily disable the vehicle’s entire EV powertrain in the event of an accident.

Production of vehicles using CATL battery packs is expected to begin in March and will help Lightning eMotors fulfill a wide range of customer orders in 2022, says the company.

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