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The Lion Electric Co. launches all-electric urban truck

The first Lion8 will be delivered to Société des Alcools du Québec

The Lion Electric Co. has unveiled its first all-electric Class 8 urban truck.

The Lion8 will be commercialised this autumn, with the first vehicle delivered to Société des Alcools du Québec (SAQ).

The Lion8 is designed, created, and manufactured to be electric and has a range of up to 400 km.

The elimination of noise pollution, optimisation of visibility, and unparalleled turning radius make the Lion8’s driving experience safe and enjoyable.

The Lion8 offers no noise pollution, making it useful for late night residential deliveries. Lion8 components require very little maintenance and further minimise its total cost of ownership.

The truck also features oil-free operation, with very few moving parts, and brakes that last longer thanks to a regenerative braking system.

Lion also benefitted from government support to develop the truck, after becoming an initiative of the 2013-2020 Climate Change Action Plan, whose budget is derived from the Green Fund.

Although Lion just launched its Lion8, the company already has pre-orders and committed buyers, an indication that the market has been waiting for an all-electric urban truck.

“The government is pleased to have contributed C$8.6 million to the success of this promising initiative and to have contributed to the electrification of transportation in Quebec. The Lion Electric Co. and its partners have combined their efforts and expertise to develop a zero-emission heavy-duty truck that demonstrates Quebec’s leadership in innovation and sustainable development. We are proud to prioritise greenhouse reduction projects in Quebec,” said Minister of Economy and Innovation Pierre Fitzgibbon.

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