Lightning Systems accredited under BP’s low carbon program

Wednesday May 15, 2019 0 comments Tags: Loveland, Lightning Systems, Tim Reeser, BP

LOVELAND -- Lightning Systems, designer and manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty vehicle powertrains, announced its accreditation under BP’s Advancing Low Carbon (ALC) program.

The ALC program was created by BP to encourage BP and its partners to identify lower carbon opportunities. Program activities include everything from carbon products to global research initiatives to partnerships with startups developing innovative new technologies.lightning-systems-logo_1

Since its launch in 2017 the program has grown to more than 50 accredited activities.

BP became an investor in Lightning Systems in 2014. To be considered for the BP program, Lightning had to meet the program’s rigorous criteria and requirements.

Activities within the program undergo a stringent review of their application materials by the ALC team of experts, review by an external advisory panel, and assurance by a third party, Deloitte LLP.

This accreditation recognizes Lightning’s commitment to deliver better carbon outcomes, the company said, through driving efficiency through their commercial vehicle powertrains.

The medium and heavy-duty trucks, buses, and vans produced powered by Lightning Systems are effective in offsetting carbon emissions because they are fully battery-electric, and produce zero tailpipe emissions.

Lightning Systems continues to work towards being an industry frontrunner by furthering research and technology development for zero emission commercial vehicles.

“We are thrilled to be part of the ALC Program and BP’s commitment to deliver better carbon outcomes,” said Tim Reeser, Lightning Systems CEO.

“This accreditation recognizes the talent, skill, and diligence of the Lightning Team. They work day in and day out to ensure that we have the best processes, plans and procedures to create powertrains for a large variety of commercial vehicles that not only are changing the world—but that customers love to drive.”

BP estimates that -- through the ALC program -- 53 million tons of CO2 equivalent have been saved or offset through activities delivered by BP, and 4.7 million tons through activities delivered by BP partners since the program began in 2017.