Charging giant ABB has joined forces with Canadian heavy-duty EV manufacturer Lion Electric to sell and service EV charging equipment.
ABB will offer its complete EVSE product line to Lion Electric, to be sold under the new Lion Energy infrastructure division. This will enable Lion to offer an end-to-end infrastructure solution, streamlining the process of charging station installation. Lion Energy will provide infrastructure design and review, project management, utility coordination and customized consultation to its customers, in tandem with the vehicle purchasing process.
Lion Electric personnel will be trained to service ABB’s EV charging solutions, and ABB will support end customers’ installation of charging equipment, making electrification easier for school and transit bus fleets.
Over the last decade, Lion Electric has delivered over 300 all-electric school buses in the US and Canada. Lion also offers a portfolio of all-electric Class 5 to Class 8 trucks, available in various configurations. Providing a reliable charging infrastructure that scales with the needs of large BEVs such as buses and trucks is expected to accelerate the purchase of Lion Electric’s EVs by mitigating the challenges related to EV adoption.
“Collaborating with innovative vehicle makers to ensure the vehicles and the charging work seamlessly is a crucial part of ABB’s mission to write the future of electrification,” said Bob Stojanovic, ABB’s Head of EV Charging Infrastructure for North America.
“Over the past few years, Lion Electric has delivered hundreds of electric buses and trucks, and it has been a goal of ours to provide a complete turnkey charging infrastructure solution for our customers,” said Lion Electric VP Marc-Andre Page. “The Lion and ABB partnership was a natural fit as both companies are pioneers in electrification and share a common goal of decarbonizing transit. We are looking forward to deploying ABB equipment and to offer a state-of-the-art charging infrastructure solution to our customers.”