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Lightning eMotors Announces Eligibility for IRS Commercial Clean Vehicle Credit of up to $40,000 per Vehicle

  • Select Lightning eMotors vehicles are eligible for an IRS vehicle credit of up to $40,000 per vehicle
  • Commercial Clean Vehicle Credit is stackable with other federal and state incentive programs applicable to Lightning’s vehicles

Lightning eMotors (OTC:ZEVY), a leading provider of zero-emission, medium-duty commercial vehicles and electric vehicle (EV) technology for fleets, today announced that its commercial vehicle customers can now receive an up to $40,000 credit toward the purchase of select Lightning vehicles. The Commercial Clean Vehicle Credit became available to Lightning customers as a result of the company’s acceptance as a qualified manufacturer into the IRS Commercial Clean Vehicle Credit program, as defined in §30D(d)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The list of eligible manufacturers can be viewed here.

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Electric medium duty vehicles, such as these Lightning eMotors class 4 school buses, are eligible for multiple federal and state grants and incentives (Photo: Lightning eMotors)

Electric medium duty vehicles, such as these Lightning eMotors class 4 school buses, are eligible for multiple federal and state grants and incentives (Photo: Lightning eMotors)

“Intelligent and targeted grant programs are a key component to accelerating electric vehicle adoption, and we are fortunate to have so many compelling programs available in the United States and Canada,” said Lightning eMotors CEO and co-founder Tim Reeser. “The Commercial Clean Vehicle Credit program joins our robust stack of incentive programs, providing yet another reason for commercial passenger, cargo and vocational fleets to electrify with Lightning.”

The IRS Commercial Clean Vehicle Credit joins several other federal and state incentive programs that Lightning vehicles are eligible for, many of which stack, in some cases, to reduce the cost of an electric vehicle to nearly free. These programs include, but are not limited to:

“The ability to stack the various grant, rebate and credit programs is designed to support accelerated electric vehicle adoption and help the market reach critical mass faster to the benefit of both the national transportation ecosystem and our environmental well-being,” said Nick Bettis, vice president, marketing and sales operations for Lightning eMotors. “For example, a Type A school bus may be obtained by a school district or operator at essentially no cost and be operated with significantly lower costs as well. That’s a huge win for the district, the students and the environment.”

“To provide the best value to our customers, our sales team has been helping them optimize their EV fleet purchases with the various funding programs for several years, and they are eager to utilize the addition of this IRS clean vehicle credit to maximize our customers’ savings,” added Bettis.

To learn how grant funding, rebate, and tax credit incentive programs can help electrify your fleet with Lightning eMotors, please visit Lightning’s Grants and Incentives page.

About Lightning eMotors

Lightning eMotors (OTC:ZEVY) has been providing specialized and sustainable fleet solutions since 2009, deploying complete zero-emission-vehicle (ZEV) solutions for commercial fleets since 2018. In that time, we have deployed a variety of vehicle classes and applications including but not limited to cargo and passenger vans, ambulances, transit and shuttle buses, school buses, specialty work trucks, and electric powertrains for school buses, transit buses and motor coaches. The Lightning eMotors team designs, engineers, customizes, and manufactures zero-emission vehicles to support the wide array of fleet customer needs with a full suite of control software, telematics, analytics, and charging solutions to simplify the buying and ownership experience and maximize uptime and energy efficiency. To learn more, visit our website at

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