- A significant milestone for Lightning’s Quality Management System, ISO certification demonstrates Lightning’s commitment to quality throughout the company
- Certification strengthens Lightning’s ability to comply with commercial and regulatory requirements
LOVELAND, Colo. / Sep 07, 2023 / Business Wire / Lightning eMotors (NYSE: ZEV), a leading provider of zero-emission, medium-duty commercial vehicles and electric vehicle (EV) technology for fleets, announced today it has achieved International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 certification for its companywide quality management system. ISO is the leading international standard that specifies the requirements for a quality management system (QMS).
“This certification further demonstrates our unwavering commitment to quality across our systems and processes and is a clear milestone for Lightning as we continue to mature and scale the organization to meet increasing demand for commercial electric vehicles,” said Lightning eMotors’ vice president of quality Troy Mai. “But this is just the beginning. We must now be diligent to maintain our processes as we nurture our culture of continuous improvement.”
The ISO 9001 audit evaluated Lightning’s processes against seven key parameters: engagement of people, customer focus, leadership, process approach, improvement, evidence-based decision making and relationship management. The resulting certification demonstrates Lightning’s commitment to its customers’ quality expectations and to its overall quality culture.
“I have always believed a segment-leading product is not possible without rigorous quality processes and highly skilled and dedicated people behind it, so I’m proud to see our investments have been recognized with ISO 9001 certification,” commented Tim Reeser, CEO and cofounder of Lightning eMotors. “Over the past decade, Lightning vehicles have amassed over 5 million zero-emission, real world miles, and our current-generation vehicles demonstrate our relentless investment in quality by delivering customer uptime that competes with mature gasoline and diesel fleets.”
All ISO 9001 accredited certifications are issued by independent, third-party registrars that are recognized by an independent accreditation body. Lightning’s audit was carried out by DNV, a respected registrar in the automotive, environmental and energy sectors.
"Lightning eMotors had a very successful initial audit, with only minor findings that were quickly addressed. The ISO 9001:2015 certificate was issued, and we look forward to our continued partnership," said Ismael Belmarez, technical manager, Business Assurance North America for DNV."
ISO 9001 certification recognizes Lightning’s prioritization of quality control and furthers its reputation as a leader in the commercial fleet vehicle sector. To learn how to electrify your fleet with Lightning eMotors, please visit lightningemotors.com.
About Lightning eMotors
Lightning eMotors (NYSE: ZEV) 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 https://lightningemotors.com.
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