A Lion Electric Bus (Photo: The Canadian Press)
Urban medium and heavy duty vehicle maker Lion Electric announced on Thursday that it has received a purchase order from Pride Group Enterprises for the purchase of 100 full-electric Lion 6 and Lion 8 trucks, the Lion’s largest zero-emission truck order today.
The value of this order was not disclosed.
Pride integrates electric trucks into its current logistics, full maintenance, leasing, equipment rental and retail operations in the United States and Canada.
Most of the trucks will be delivered to Pride in 2021, with the rest due in 2022.
Lion supports Pride for Fleet electrification, integrating the telemetry system into its operations along with the installation of adequate charging infrastructure.
The Lion 6 and Lion 8 trucks have a range of 290 km and 270 km respectively and are used for regional transport operations.
Lion President and Founder Mark Bedard said Pride Order was an important step in the company’s growth.
The announcement comes less than two weeks after Canadian and Quebec prime ministers Justin Trudeau and Franకోois Legalt announced they would jointly fund the construction of more than half of the battery pack assembly plant at Lion Electric in Saint-Jerome. 185 185 million project.
The two government orders granted a loan of $ 50 million each in early 2023 to ensure the complex sees daylight in Laurentians and creates 135 jobs.
The St-Jerome de Lion electric plant can produce 2,500 units per year.