Lightning Systems, designer and manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy duty vehicle powertrains, has been accredited under BP’s Advancing Low Carbon (ALC) program. The ALC program was created by BP to encourage BP and its partners to identify lower carbon opportunities. Activities within the program include everything from carbon products to global research initiatives to partnerships with start-ups developing innovative new technologies. Since its launch in 2017 the program has grown to more than 50 accredited activities.
BP became an investor in Lightning Systems in 2014. To be considered for the BP program, Lightning had to meet the program’s criteria and requirements. Activities within the program undergo a review of application materials by the ALC team of experts, review by an external advisory panel, and assurance by a third party, Deloitte LLP.
This accreditation recognizes Lightning’s commitment to deliver better carbon outcomes, through driving efficiency through their commercial vehicle powertrains. The medium- and heavy-duty trucks, buses, and vans produced powered by Lightning Systems are effective in offsetting carbon emissions because they are fully battery-electric, and produce zero tailpipe emissions.
BP estimates that 53 million tons of CO2 equivalent have been saved or offset through activities delivered by BP, and 4.7 million tons through activities delivered by BP partners since the program began in 2017.