Colorado-based manufacturer of hybrid systems that transform buses and trucks in urban environments into more efficient vehicles announced the opening of its offices in the UK. Tim Sherwood, Managing Director of international business, will lead the initiative to expand the Lightning Hybrids technology with commercial and municipal customers outside the United States.
The new office will be the hub for customer development, supply chain fulfillment and employee growth across the UK, Europe and India. The company’s first hybrid systems in the UK were delivered and installed this month and went on the road last week in two large local fleets.
“Expansion into the UK is a key strategic goal for us because of the high prices of fuel outside North America as well as the greater emphasis on reduction of vehicle emissions to address smog concerns,” said Sherwood. “Our product will help fleets by providing 20 to 35% better fuel efficiency and 50% or greater reduction in NOx, the primary ingredient of smog. I personally am thrilled to be here and look forward to positioning the company and our innovative product as a must – have for fleets throughout the UK and beyond.”
Lighting Hybrids’ UK registered office is located in the Isosceles Inward Investment Incubator near London’s Heathrow Airport. The company is setting up a series of satellite offices and service partners to help support customers in other areas as well. Later this week they will announce the latest results from six months of independent emissions testing that demonstrate significant reductions in harmful vehicle emissions from the company’s hydraulic hybrid system for medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses.
Source: Lighting Hybrids