Lightning eMotors Obtains ISO 9001:2015 Certification

8 September 2023

Lightning eMotors, a prominent provider of medium-duty zero-emission commercial vehicles and electric vehicle (EV) technology for fleets, has announced its attainment of ISO 9001:2015 certification for its comprehensive companywide quality management system. ISO is a globally recognized standard that delineates the requirements for a quality management system (QMS).

Troy Mai, Vice President of Quality at Lightning eMotors, emphasized the significance of this certification as a demonstration of the company's unwavering dedication to maintaining quality throughout its systems and processes. He described it as a pivotal milestone for Lightning, particularly as they strive to mature and expand their organization to meet the growing demand for commercial electric vehicles. However, he also underscored that this certification marks just the beginning and that ongoing diligence is essential to uphold their processes while nurturing a culture of continuous improvement.

The ISO 9001 audit rigorously assessed Lightning's processes against seven key parameters, including people engagement, customer focus, leadership, process approach, improvement, evidence-based decision making, and relationship management. The resulting certification signifies Lightning's commitment to meeting customers' quality expectations and reflects their overarching quality culture.

Tim Reeser, CEO and Co-founder of Lightning eMotors, expressed his pride in achieving ISO 9001 certification, emphasizing that maintaining rigorous quality processes and fostering a dedicated workforce are essential for delivering segment-leading products. He also pointed out that Lightning vehicles have collectively covered over 5 million real-world, zero-emission miles over the past decade. This achievement, coupled with the company's current-generation vehicles delivering uptime that rivals mature gasoline and diesel fleets, underscores their unceasing investment in quality.

ISO 9001 certifications are issued by independent third-party registrars that are recognized by independent accreditation bodies. Lightning's audit was conducted by DNV, a reputable registrar in the automotive, environmental, and energy sectors. Ismael Belmarez, Technical Manager at DNV Business Assurance North America, noted that Lightning eMotors had a successful initial audit with only minor findings that were promptly addressed, resulting in the issuance of the ISO 9001:2015 certificate.

This ISO 9001 certification solidifies Lightning's commitment to quality control and further enhances its reputation as a leader in the commercial fleet vehicle sector, reflecting its dedication to delivering top-notch electric vehicle solutions for fleets. To explore how to electrify your fleet with Lightning eMotors, visit their website at