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Lightning eMotors demos new EV chargers at DFW

June 12, 2023
The new DC fast chargers are mobile to allow installation in a wider variety of situations. The Dallas-Fort Worth Airport will use data from the tests to determine the best use-case scenarios for meeting traveler demand.

Lightning eMotors is demonstrating its next-generation Lightning Mobile DC fast charger at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) from June 19-23, allowing the airport to collect data as it plans to offer more charging infrastructure.

During Lightning’s five-day demonstration and evaluation period, Lightning Mobile will provide mobile charging capabilities for airport staff and customers at different locations, including the airport’s cellphone lot, valet parking lot, rideshare lot, DFW headquarters, and an employee parking lot. The trial is part of a four-month demonstration hosted by DFW’s Innovation and Planning teams to identify technology solutions that support electrified ground transportation for airport staff and passengers, in addition to meeting the needs of the airport community well into the future.

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“Our next-generation Lightning Mobile chargers address the growing need for readily available, flexible DC fast-charging solutions, especially during this important transitional period when charging infrastructure is still lacking,” said Lightning eMotors CEO Tim Reeser. “DFW is at the forefront of electrifying ground transportation, and we look forward to solving a major pain point that they, along with most airports across the country, are currently facing.”

The Lightning Mobile charging unit offers from 105 to 420 kWh battery capacity and provides Level 2 AC charging alongside DC fast-charging capabilities. Each modular unit can charge up to 5 vehicles, depending on the configuration. Once the testing period is completed, the data collected will allow DFW to determine how many vehicles will be accessing the charger and how much energy they are drawing, ultimately helping to decide the best use-case scenarios for meeting traveler demand for EV charging at the airport.

Lightning Mobile allows EV charging via a portable solution that doesn’t require permits or construction. The chargers feature active thermal management for optimum battery performance, longevity, and telematics and analytics to optimize overall fleet operations and vehicle safety, the company stated in a press release.

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