LION - A NEW LINEUP OF ALL-ELECTRIC TRUCKS AND BUSES
Lion of Quebec has been converting its production capacity to electric school buses over the past 3 years and is now leveraging its expertise to bring to market an entire lineup of all-electric trucks and buses.
They are building these buses in Saint-Jerome, a small city about half an hour north of west of Montreal in Quebec, Canada.
Unlike most bus makers who are going electric, Lion has been developing a significant part of its own electric powertrain technology in order to develop an expertise and not simply integrate a third-party powertrain into a diesel bus.
As their school bus business grows, they now want to leverage their expertise into a full lineup of electric vehicles from buses to trucks.
One of their new products is a shuttlebus with a new 80 kWh battery pack architecture that Lion built around LG Chem’s pouch cell.
The chassis can fit two of those battery packs, which enables a significant range, and the packs can be easily swapped by a forklift for high usage applications.
But it was a glimpse at what The Lion Electric Co. is working on. In the near future you may begin to see more of their electric school buses on the road.
Lion recently secured a new round of investment and expanded at their facilities in Quebec, but now they are also in negotiation to open a new factory in the US to support their new manufacturing ambitions.