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Description of Business and Basis of Presentations

Description of Business and Basis of Presentations
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2023
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Description of Business and Basis of Presentation Description of Business and Basis of Presentation
Lightning eMotors, Inc. (the “Company”, “Lightning”) designs and manufactures zero-emission vehicles (“ZEV”) and charging infrastructure solutions for commercial fleets, large enterprises, original equipment manufacturers, and governments. The Company’s product offerings range from electrified cargo vans, transit and shuttle buses, school buses, specialty work trucks, ambulances, mobile and stationary chargers and electric powertrains for school buses, transit buses and motorcoaches. The Company operates predominately in the United States.

On May 6, 2021, GigCapital3, Inc. (“Gig”), consummated the merger pursuant to the Business Combination Agreement, dated December 10, 2020, by and among Project Power Merger Sub, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gig incorporated in the State of Delaware, and Lightning Systems, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Lightning Systems”) (the “Business Combination”). On May 6. 2021, and in connection with the closing of the Business Combination, Gig changed its name to Lightning eMotors, Inc.

The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”) and pursuant to the regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). The unaudited financial information reflects, in the opinion of management, all adjustments, consisting of normal recurring adjustments, considered necessary for a fair statement of the Company’s financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the periods indicated. The results reported for the interim period presented are not necessarily indicative of results that may be expected for the full year. These consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022.

The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries. Intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated.

Reverse Stock Split
The Company effected a 1-for-20 reverse stock split (the “Reverse Stock Split”) of the Company’s issued and outstanding shares of common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, effective as of 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on April 27, 2023. As a result of the Reverse Stock Split, every twenty shares of common stock issued and outstanding were automatically reclassified into one share of common stock. The Reverse Stock Split did not reduce the number of authorized shares of common stock of 250,000,000, or change the par value of the common stock. All outstanding options, warrants, restricted stock units and similar securities entitling their holders to receive or purchase shares of common stock were adjusted as a result of the Reverse Stock Split, as required by the terms of each security. All share and per share amounts were retroactively adjusted for all periods presented to give effect to this reverse stock split, including reclassifying an amount equal to the reduction in par value of the Company’s common stock to additional paid-in capital. See Note 14 for additional information.

Liquidity and Capital

As of March 31, 2023, the Company had $35,447 in cash and cash equivalents. For the three months ended March 31, 2023, the net loss of the Company amounted to $23,435. Cash used in operating activities was $18,851 for the three months ended March 31, 2023. The Company had positive working capital of $82,234 as of March 31, 2023. The current and historical operating cash flows, current cash and working capital balances, and forecasted obligations of the Company were considered in connection with management’s evaluation of the Company’s ongoing liquidity.

The Company has suffered recurring losses from operations. The continuation of the Company as a going concern is dependent upon the Company attaining and maintaining profitable operations and/or raising additional capital from public offerings, debt financings or other capital markets transactions, collaborations or licensing arrangements. There can be no assurance that the Company will be successful in raising additional capital or that such capital, if available, will be on terms that are acceptable to the Company.
The Company has secured and intend to employ various strategies to obtain the required funding for future operations such as accessing capital through the Company's ELOC Agreement with Lincoln Park Capital, LLC. However, the ability to access the ELOC Agreement is dependent on common stock trading volumes and the market price of the Company's common stock, which cannot be assured, and as a result cannot be included as sources of liquidity for the Company's ASC 205-40 analysis. As of March 31, 2023 and through the date of this filing, the Company has not sold any shares of common stock to Lincoln Park under the ELOC Agreement.

If capital is not available to the Company when, and in the amounts needed, the Company could be required to delay, scale back, or abandon some or all of the Company's development programs and operations, which could materially harm the Company's business, financial condition and results of operations. The result of the Company's ASC 205-40 analysis, due to uncertainties discussed above, there is substantial doubt about the Company's ability to continue as a going concern through the next twelve months from the date of issuance of these consolidated financial statements.
These consolidated financial statements have been prepared by management in accordance with GAAP and this basis assumes that the Company will continue as a going concern, which contemplates the realization of assets and the satisfaction of liabilities and commitments in the normal course of business.