Québec-based EV manufacturer The Lion Electric Company has launched an electric Class 8 urban truck, the Lion8. The truck, funded in part by the Québec government’s Climate Change Action Plan, will be commercialized this fall.
The Lion8 will have a range of 250 miles, and was designed for North American weather and road conditions. The truck has pre-orders from buyers including Société des Alcools du Québec, which is set to receive the first truck.
“The government is pleased to have contributed $8.6 million to the success of this promising initiative and to have contributed to the electrification of transportation in Quebec,” said Pierre Fitzgibbon, Québec’s Minister of Economy and Innovation. “The Lion Electric Co. and its partners TM4, AddÉnergie Technologies, and Solution Centum Adetel Transportation have combined their efforts and expertise to develop a zero-emission heavy-duty truck that demonstrates Quebec’s leadership in innovation and sustainable development.”
Source: The Lion Electric Company