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December 10, 2020 04:05 PM Eastern Standard Time

LOVELAND, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lightning eMotors (“Lightning eMotors” or the “Company”), a leading provider of complete electrification solutions for commercial fleets, and GigCapital3, Inc. (“GIK” or “GigCapital3”) (NYSE: GIK), a Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) Private-to-Public Equity (PPE)™ corporation, today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for a business combination that will result in Lightning eMotors becoming a publicly listed company. Upon closing of the transaction, the combined operating company will be named Lightning eMotors, Inc. and will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ZEV.

    “GigCapital3 is thrilled to partner with Lightning eMotors, using our Private-to-Public Equity (PPE)™ platform, where GigCapital3 brings its management’s well-recognized and decades-long technology public-market operational and entrepreneurial expertise to enable the successful transition of a high-growth EV company like Lightning eMotors to a publicly traded entity”
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Lightning eMotors is a high-growth electric vehicle manufacturer focused on urban commercial zero-emission vehicles. Lightning eMotors is the only operator with a full range of Class 3-7 battery-electric and fuel cell electric vehicles in production today, addressing the large and growing fleet electrification market. The Company’s unique modular architecture, software-enabled platform, and integration capabilities provide a scalable, cost-effective solution to a highly segmented and customized market. Lightning eMotors’ complete electrification solutions cover medium- and heavy-duty vocational vehicles including ambulances, delivery trucks, bucket trucks, food trucks, school buses and coach buses, among others. Lightning eMotors’ significant time-to-market advantages over competitors have enabled the Company to capture a diverse base of blue-chip fleet customers, including Fluid Trucks, ABC Companies, ACE Parking and California State Hospitals. Currently, Lightning eMotors has a contracted order backlog of approximately 1,500 vehicles for delivery in 2021 and 2022, including the world’s first fuel cell electric Class 6 truck. Lightning eMotors has the country’s largest commercial zero-emission fleet vehicle manufacturing facility in the U.S. with annual production capacity of 1,000 vehicles today and expanding to 3,000 in 2021 and over 20,000 by 2025.

Lightning eMotors’ co-founder and chief executive officer Mr. Tim Reeser said, “Today marks an important step forward in Lightning eMotors’ mission to lead the commercial medium-duty zero-emission vehicle market. Over the last 12 years, Lightning eMotors has built its modular hardware and software platform, partnering with fleets all over the U.S. to develop best-in-class zero-emission battery-electric and fuel cell electric commercial solutions. With an estimated worldwide annual total addressable market opportunity of $67 billion for Class 3-7 vehicles, we see tremendous demand from fleets to transition their commercial vehicles from internal combustion engines to zero-emission solutions at an attractive total cost of ownership, even without state and federal grants. With municipal regulations creating zero-emission zones in 30-plus cities worldwide and corporate mandates for zero emissions at many of the largest fleet operators in the world, Lightning eMotors is poised to capitalize on the regulatory and social shift to environmentally friendly commercial vehicles. We are excited to partner with GigCapital3 and leverage their extensive entrepreneurial, operational, and capital markets expertise, as we scale the business as a public company. The capital raised in this transaction will enable Lightning eMotors to accelerate its growth plans and fulfill significant demand from our customers, including some of the most recognizable transportation, public safety, and e-commerce companies in the United States.”

“GigCapital3 is thrilled to partner with Lightning eMotors, using our Private-to-Public Equity (PPE)™ platform, where GigCapital3 brings its management’s well-recognized and decades-long technology public-market operational and entrepreneurial expertise to enable the successful transition of a high-growth EV company like Lightning eMotors to a publicly traded entity,” said Dr. Raluca Dinu, founding managing partner of GigCapital Global and board member of GigCapital3. "Tim and his exceptional management team have successfully built out a proprietary, cost-efficient modular architecture, which is scalable and protected by robust IP that is far ahead of its competition. As a public company, Lightning eMotors will have a stronger capital structure to invest in capacity expansion, develop additional technology—both organically and through acquisitions. The combination of Lightning eMotors and GigCapital3 brings unique, attractive, and promising opportunities to all stockholders and stakeholders, while substantiating our commitment to support one of the highest impact mega-trends of our lifetime, electrification of mobility solutions. We look forward to working with the Lightning eMotors team to build the industry leading zero-emission commercial EV company.”

Leadership Team

The combined company will be led by Mr. Tim Reeser, who has founded and managed multiple technology and cleantech companies; Mr. Bill Kelley, Lightning eMotors’ chief technology officer and chief operating officer, an automotive industry veteran with more than 35 years of automotive engineering and manufacturing experience at Borg Warner; and Ms. Teresa Covington, who will be its chief financial officer and who has 25 years of public company finance experience at automotive, defense and aerospace companies. The Lightning eMotors team has already shown its ability to deliver by successfully bringing products to market and capturing a dominant share in a nascent but rapidly growing industry. Mr. Robert Fenwick-Smith and Dr. Avi Katz will serve as co-chairmen of the board of directors of the combined company, which will include an additional seven members, including Mr. Reeser, Dr. Raluca Dinu, Mr. Ted Senko, Mr. Neil Miotto and a member to be named by BP Technology Ventures at a later date. Mr. Senko and Mr. Miotto, who is the current chairman of the GigCapital3 audit committee, will serve as independent directors and audit committee members. Collectively, these seven individuals will nominate the remaining two independent members of the board.

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Do you make your own wine? Are you interested entering your wine in a competition to get valuable feedback on your wines from an experienced judging panel? Enter your best homemade wines in the El Paso County Winter Hobby Wine Competition.

All entries must be submitted by February 1, 2021; cost is $10 per entry. Participants must register online and complete the entry form on the website below, then drop off their wines at Fermentations Home Winemaking and Homebrew Center, located at 5765 N Academy Blvd in Colorado Springs. Wine categories and more information can be found on the website.
A Wine Tasting Event and Awards Reception will be held on Saturday, February 15, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Bear Creek Nature Center. Due to Covid this event may be revised (virtual wine tasting and award ceremony) or cancelled.
All proceeds from the competition and the awards reception will go to the Friends of El Paso County Nature Centers, a 501(c)3 organization, and will support environmental education programs in El Paso County.

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Press Release (El Paso County)

As part of the Amazon building construction project, W.E. O’Neil will be constructing intersection improvements at the intersection of Powers Boulevard and Grinnell Boulevard. The contractor will begin construction operations requiring road closures planned from November 19th through the end of January 2021, weather and resources permitting.

The road closures will be on Grinnell Boulevard between Powers Boulevard and Goldfield Drive. The alternative route will be north on Powers Boulevard, west on Milton Proby Parkway, south on Hancock Expressway, and east on Bradley Road or south on Powers Boulevard, west on Fontaine Boulevard, and north on Grinnell Boulevard.

Drivers and Motorists:
•    Will need to take alternate routes during construction.
•    Access will only be provided to residents adjacent to the work.
•    Plan for additional travel time through the work area.
Safety Reminders:
•    Reduce speeds in work zone
•    Watch for workers, equipment, signs and barricades
•    Don’t tailgate

El Paso County wishes to thank drivers in advance for their cooperation. Road closures will accelerate the safe and efficient completion of this project.

Vicinity map below with detour outlined- For more information and questions:
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Snow arrived this week in Leadville and Twin Lakes, Colorado, setting the stage for visitors who seek a real winter with fresh air and outdoor activities that are naturally socially distanced. As North America’s highest-elevation city, Leadville (10,152’) offers snow from early season through late spring. Nearby Ski Cooper, a ski “resort” without the pretense, is set to open Dec. 9, 2020, and kick off the season.

Ski Cooper in 2020-21
Beginners and families appreciate Ski Cooper’s wide-open spaces with no lift lines, high prices, high-rise condos, or man-made “snow.” In early 2020, Cooper debuted 19 advanced runs in Tennessee Creek Basin. For Covid safety in 2020-21, Cooper requires all passes (season and day) to be purchased in advance and online via Cooper will offer ski school lessons on an individual, family, or cohort basis only – no mixed groups.

Winter Outdoor Adventures Open Soon
The Top of the Rockies Zip Line opens for the winter season on Nov. 15, 2020. Visitors can fly above snow-covered trees at 12,800.’ White Mountain Snowmobile Tours leave from the same location.

As soon as snow cover allows, 100 miles of groomed trails will open for Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, fat biking, or snowmobiling. Trails go above treeline or through open meadows with unobstructed mountain and lake views and meander through Leadville’s historic East Side Mining District.

Experienced backcountry enthusiasts can ski or snowshoe to off-grid 10th Mountain Huts. This winter, hut capacities have been reduced with single-party reservations only, and new minimum booking requirements added. Weston Pass Hut is also open with enhanced safety measures and single-group reservations only.

The Tennessee Pass Nordic Center, Cookhouse and Sleep Yurts re-open on Nov. 26, 2020. Guests snowshoe or cross-country ski one mile through a forest to a gourmet candlelight dinner featuring local foods. Sleep yurts feature down comforters and soapstone wood stoves. Booking is now open.

New Winter Warmers
Treeline Kitchen and Buchi Café feature outdoor pods for winter dining. Treeline also offers patio dining beside a fire pit. Winter warmers are available at Two Mile Brewing Co., North America’s highest brewery. Tuck & Vittles opened at FREIGHT this fall and currently delivers custom charcuterie boards. The Twin Lakes Inn & Saloon is embarking on its second year of TWIN-ter, with weekend dinners and brunches.

Rest Day at the Museum
For a rest day, guests can head to the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, showcasing America’s mining history. The Healy House Museum and Dexter Cabin is one of Leadville’s earliest homes. Temple Israel documents the lives of Jewish pioneers during Leadville’s mining boom era.