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Lightning Systems, a provider of complete electrification solutions for urban commercial fleets, announced that Fluid Truck placed an order for 600 Lightning electric vehicles that will be made available starting in the fourth quarter.

Denver-based Fluid Truck is a technology-based truck rental platform founded in 2018 that enables small and midsized businesses, as well as consumers, to rent commercial vehicles in only a few minutes with their mobile device — all day, every day of the year.

The order with Lightning involves an assortment of Lightning Electric Ford Transit 350HD delivery vans, Lightning Electric Ford E-450 Class 4 trucks, and Lightning Electric Hino 268 Class 6 trucks. The all-electric, zero-emission vehicles will be deployed in major urban areas across the United States, according to Loveland, Colo.-based Lightning.

“This is an exciting opportunity for both companies due to the rising demand for electric vehicles from commercial customers who have sustainability requirements for their fleets,” Lightning CEO Tim Reeser said in a release.

Early in his term in 2019, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed an executive order to support the state’s transition to zero-emission vehicles.

“It’s especially heartening to see two Colorado companies pioneering a thoughtful and innovative transportation solution,” said Betsy Markey, executive director of Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. — Transport Topics

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