Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
$ in Millions
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2022
Feb. 28, 2023
Jun. 30, 2022
Document Type 10-K    
Document Annual Report true    
Document Transition Report false    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2022    
Entity File Number 001-39283    
Entity Registrant Name LIGHTNING eMOTORS, INC.    
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE    
Entity Tax Identification Number 84-4605714    
Entity Address, Address Line One 815 14th Street SW    
Entity Address, Address Line Two Suite A100    
Entity Address, City or Town Loveland    
Entity Address, State or Province CO    
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 80537    
City Area Code 800    
Local Phone Number 223-0740    
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock, $0.0001 Par Value per Share    
Trading Symbol ZEV    
Security Exchange Name NYSE    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes    
Entity Small Business true    
Entity Emerging Growth Company true    
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer    
Entity Ex Transition Period false    
ICFR Auditor Attestation Flag false    
Entity Shell Company false    
Entity Public Float     $ 107.7
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   94,247,642  
Entity Central Index Key 0001802749    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2022    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Amendment Flag false    
Documents Incorporated by Reference
Documents Incorporated by Reference

Items 10 (as to directors and Section 16(a) Beneficial Ownership Reporting Compliance), 11, 12, 13 and 14 of Part III will be incorporated by reference information from the registrant’s proxy statement to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with the solicitation of proxies for the registrant’s 2023 annual meeting of stockholders.
Redeemable Warrants [Member]      
Title of 12(b) Security Redeemable Warrants, each full warrant exercisable for one share of Common stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share    
Trading Symbol ZEV.WS    
Security Exchange Name NYSE