|Years of manufacture||2021 to present|
The Vicinity Lightning (known as the Grande West Vicinity Lightning EV until March 2021) is a battery-electric, low floor, mid-sized transit bus sold in Canada and the United States by Vicinity Motor Corp. The new electric bus was launched at the end of November 2020. They announced their first order for five buses from the Company's U.S. distribution channel on December 7, 2020. This order was part of a 20 bus production schedule that begins the series production of the Vicinity Lightning EV. Delivery was expected later in 2021.
The Lightning has three battery packs located in the floor and one located in the rear compartment. Each battery pack, supplied by BMW, has a capacity of 42 kilowatt hours. This allows for a range of 200 kilometres. An increased battery capacity can allow for a range of 300 kilometres. The batteries can be charged with a Level 1 (120 volt) plug-in charger, Level 2 (240 volt) plug-in charger, or Level 3 direct current fast charger. Level 2 charging takes five and a half to six hours, while Level 3 charging takes two and a half to three hours.
|Length: 8.588m (28')|
|Width: 2.450m (96")|
|Height: 3m (118") incl. HVAC|
|Wheelbase: 4.380m (14' 4")|
|Curb weight: 16,000 lbs|
|GVWR: 22,000 lbs|
|Brusa HSM1 Hybrid Synchronous Motor 220 kW|
|4 x BMW i3 BEVSE09 42 kWH|
|Valeo REVO rooftop & Front-Box|
|Pro-Heat X30 diesel heater|
- Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Shuttle (operated by Tokmakjian Inc.) - Toronto, ON (on order)
- ↑ "Grande West Unveils Vicinity Lightning Electric Bus." Metro Magazine, 24 November 2020. Web. Accessed 11 December 2020.
- ↑ "Grande West Receives U.S. Order for 5 Vicinity Lightning(TM) Electric Vehicles and Begins Series Production for 2021 Deliveries." Press release. Grande West Transportation, 07 December 2020.
- ↑ "VICINITY LIGHTNING™ ELECTRIC VEHICLE". Grande West Transportation, November 2020.