MONTREAL, April 11, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – The Lion Electric Company (NYSE: LEV) (TSX: LEV) (“Lion” or the “Company”), a leading manufacturer of medium and heavy-duty electric vehicles and heavy-duty truck bodies. Transit (“Transit”) today announced the launch of a new light, aerodynamic and 100% electric heavy-duty truck perfectly suited for last-mile urban delivery, which has been developed as part of a planning partnership.
Designed by Transit, this zero-emission vehicle built on a Lion6 chassis has an e-Classik gearbox, much lighter than the standard model and specifically adapted to urban roads. This vehicle was developed as part of the Mobel mobilization project that the government of Quebec help finance.
“The completion of this project is a big step forward for Transit. We have always been committed to innovating and providing our customers with efficient and effective products. We focus on designing the green truck bodies of tomorrow. This is why we are delighted to present the e-Classik case mounted on a Lion 6 chassis. 40% lighter, it is an innovative product which is available now in both Canada and United Statesand it’s an important tool in our customers’ transition to EVs,” said Louis LeclairPresident of Transit.
“We are very proud of the launch of this new vehicle which once again demonstrates the versatility of Lion’s electric chassis. Congratulations to the Transit team for their vision! For several years, our two teams have been working diligently to create 100% electric products which Today, the e-Classik box combined with our Lion6 chassis not only allows us to meet the needs of the transport fleet, but also the expectations of society in the fight against climate change and the transition to zero transport show,” said Marc Bédard, CEO – Founder of Lion Electric.
“Quebec has the potential to be a leader in transportation electrification, which is why our government is helping fund many projects to electrify all kinds of vehicles. In a way, it’s one of of Quebec contribution to the global fight against climate change. And I’m very proud of what we do. Every new innovation that chooses electrification over fossil fuels is one step closer to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and achieving of Quebec greenhouse gas targets. I therefore congratulate the project partners for their commitment to creating an all-new, 100% electric delivery vehicle,” said Benoit CharretteMinister of the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change, Minister Responsible for the Fight Against Racism and Minister Responsible for the Laval Region.
This new electric utility vehicle once again confirms of Quebec leadership in transportation electrification. It is through projects like this between Transit and Lion that we will be able to build a green and innovative economy,” concluded Peter FitzgibbonMinister of Economy and Innovation and Minister of Regional Economic Development.
About Electric Lion
Lion Electric is an innovative manufacturer of zero-emission vehicles. We think, design and manufacture all-electric class 5 to 8 commercial urban trucks and all-electric buses and minibuses for the school, adapted and collective segments.
Lion is a North American leader in electric transportation and designs, builds and assembles many of its vehicle components, including chassis, batteries, truck cabs and bus bodies.
Always on the lookout for new and reliable technologies, Lion vehicles have unique features specifically tailored to users and their daily needs. We believe that the transition to all-electric vehicles will lead to major improvements in our society, our environment and our overall quality of life. Lion’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol LEV.
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About Transit Truck Bodies
Since 1978, Transit Truck Bodies has provided products and services through North America exceeding customer expectations. With more than 65,000 boxes manufactured, Transit has developed a range of dry boxes (Classik® and Xtreme®) and refrigerated boxes (Arctik® and Frio®) offering innovative technologies, ease of use and impeccable design.
Transit can manufacture customized, durable and resistant products in short lead times.
Discover another way to make truck bodies with Transit.
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SOURCE Electric Lion
For further information: LION ELECTRIC: MEDIA, Patrick Gervais, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, [email protected], 514-992-1060; INVESTORS, Isabelle Adjahi, Vice-President Investor Relations and Sustainable Development, [email protected], 450-432-5466; TRANSIT TRUCK ORGANIZATIONS: COMMUNICATIONS, Daniel Di Raddo, Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development, [email protected], 514-794-5006; SALES, Christian Lanthier, Sales and Marketing Director, [email protected]514-927-3447