MARIBEL, Quebec — Canada’s Lion Electric Co. March 11 presented its all-electric Class 8 urban truck, the Lion8, which will be delivered this fall.
The vehicle has a range of up to 250 miles on a single charge and boasts “zero emissions” as well as “no noise pollution.”
Lion also says the truck has an 80 percent energy cost reduction and a 60 percent reduction in operational costs.
Another cost-saving attribute, says the company, is “oil-free operation,” with few moving parts and brakes that last longer because of a regenerative braking system.
It’s also built to withstand Canadian winters and punishing road conditions.
According to Lion, the company has already taken orders for the truck from committed buyers.
Assisting in unveiling the new truck was Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, a Kansas City Chiefs football player and Lion “ambassador.”
Lion is a manufacturer of zero emission vehicles, including all-electric school buses, paratransit minibuses and urban transportation and commercial trucks.
It’s first vehicle will be delivered to the Société des Alcools du Quebec later this year.
Dorothy Cox is former assistant editor – now retired – of The Trucker, and a 20-plus-year trucking journalism veteran. She holds a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and a master’s degree in divinity. Cox has been in journalism since 1972. She has won awards for her writing in both mainstream and trucking journalism.
Canada’s Lion Electric Co. introduces all-electric Class 8 urban truckComment
That’s interesting. How much weight can it gross? Does it need a special charger? Is it just for local delivery? How long does it take to fully charge the battery?