The Lion Electric Co. (Lion) unveiled its first all-electric Class 8 urban truck in Mirabel, Quebec on March 11. The Lion8 will be commercialized this Fall when its first vehicle will be delivered to Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ).
Lion’s ambassador, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, had the honour of unveiling the all-electric truck. Laurent is an NFL football player for the Kansas City Chiefs, medical graduate and is also President of the Laurent Duvernay-Tardif Foundation.
Until recently, the idea of an all-electric Class 8 urban truck was a dream that Lion and its partners TM4, AddÉnergie Technologies, and Solution Centum Adetel Transportation, have turned into a zero-emission heavy-duty truck. The Lion8 is designed, created, and manufactured to be electric and has a range of up to 400 kilometres on a single charge. The elimination of noise pollution, optimization of visibility, and unparalleled turning radius make the Lion8’s driving experience safe, enjoyable, and incomparable.
Custom-built and engineered in Quebec to withstand North American weather and road conditions, the Lion8 produces no emissions or noise, requires very little maintenance because of few moving parts and a regenerative braking system, and has a very low total ownership cost.
The company already has orders and committed buyers – a clear sign that the market has been waiting for an all-electric urban truck. Development of the vehicle was facilitated through a Quebec government contribution of $8.6 million