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Lion Electric to manufacture 10 battery electric trucks for Amazon


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Quebec-based manufacturer The Lion Electric Company has a contract to deliver 10 battery electric trucks to Amazon.

The first two will be delivered this year. Amazon plans to use Lion’s trucks in its middle-mile trucking operations, which transports items within the company’s network.

Lion Electric says the addition of the battery electric trucks to Amazon’s fleet will help the retailer deliver on its goal of decarbonizing its transportation operations in support of The Climate Pledge.

As part of the delivery, Lion will provide a one-time training to Amazon and the drivers who will operate the trucks upon delivery of the vehicles. They will also establish a maintenance program for the trucks, as part of Lion’s expanding network of Experience Centers.

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The trucks will be manufactured at Lion’s Canadian facility in Quebec, which has a current capacity to produce 2,500 electric trucks per year. Lion is also planning to open a larger manufacturing facility in the U.S. to accommodate the growing demand for its electric vehicles in the U.S.

Lion’s current all-electric truck offering consists of class 5 to class 8 trucks available under various configurations, including straight truck, tractor, reefer, bucket and refuse trucks.

Lion’s trucks are purpose-built for electric propulsion, provide for modularity in energy capacity, are agnostic on charging technology, are vehicle-to-grid enabled, and have a range of up to 250 miles.

Over the last decade, Lion has delivered over 300 all-electric school buses in the U.S. and Canada.