The Lion Electric Co. (Lion) unveiled its first all-electric Class 8 urban truck. The Lion8 will be commercialized this Fall and the first vehicle will be delivered to Société des Alcools du Québec (SAQ).
Lion's ambassador, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, had the honor 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, which has been traveling onboard Lion's zero-emission school buses to visit schools during its GET MOVING WITH LDT! tour.
The Myth Becomes Reality
Until recently, the idea of an all-electric Class 8 urban truck was still a crazy idea; a dream that the experts at Lion have now made reality. The Lion8 is designed, created, and manufactured to be electric and has a range of up to 250 miles 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.
Lion8 Key Benefits:
The market has been waiting for it
Although Lion just launched its Lion8, the company already has orders and committed buyers – a clear sign that the market has been waiting for an all-electric urban truck. In fact, SAQ has already placed an order.
– "We are very proud that The Lion Electric Co. is ready to commercially launch its first all-electric Class 8 urban truck now. Day after day, the expertise, passion, and vision of our partners, suppliers, and employees continue to impress me. Thanks to them and the industry that fully supports the electrification of transportation, we were able to make possible what everyone said was impossible!"
– Marc Bédard, Founder and CEO, The Lion Electric Co.
– "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."
– Édith Walcott, Manager for SAQ's Montreal and Quebec City Distribution Centers
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