Canadian bus manufacturer The Lion Electric Co. has unveiled its first all-electric Class 8 urban truck.
This morning, Lion’s ambassador, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, unveiled the company’s truck. He is a player for the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs and president of the Laurent Duvernay-Tardif Foundation, which has been traveling onboard Lion’s zero-emission school buses to visit schools during its GET MOVING WITH LDT! tour.
According to the manufacturer, the Lion8 offers a range of up to 250 miles on one charge. It is custom-built to withstand North America’s diverse weather and road conditions, notes Lion.
The Lion8 will be commercialized this fall, and the first vehicle will be delivered to Société des Alcools du Québec (SAQ), which handles the trade of alcoholic beverages within Québec.
“SAQ is proud to be the first company that will operate innovative vehicles on our roads. This purchase is completely in line with our transportation sustainable development plan that aims to reduce greenhouse gases,” comments Édith Walcott, manager for SAQ’s Montreal and Quebec City distribution centers.