Freebee, a Florida-based operator of on-demand public transit vehicles, has ordered six Lightning Electric Ford Transit 350 HD passenger vans from Lightning Systems. Freebee, which offers passengers free door-to-door rides through municipal transportation contracts, has received two of the six vans and put them into service shortly after delivery.
The vans are supported by Lightning Analytics, a cloud-based data capture and analysis platform that allows operators to monitor the vehicles’ locations and state of charge.
Tim Reeser, Lightning Systems CEO, said, “Our EV powertrain and battery solution is configured and installed to support features such as wheelchair lifts, aftermarket HVAC systems, and third-party seating configurations. The combination of performance and range, as well as the passenger experience that comes from riding an EV, all contribute to making it a great choice for door-to-door transit in urban and suburban environments.”
Source: Lightning Systems