Lion Electric to produce 60 electric school buses for Quebec transport company
January 19, 2021 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Lion Electric has signed an order to deliver 60 zero-emission electric school buses over a five-year period to Autobus Groupe Séguin, a transportation provider in Laval, Que.
The first 10 LionC buses will be delivered throughout the 2021 calendar year, and will be used from the start of the 2021-2022 school year, through the seven service centres operated by Autobus Séguin. The remaining 50 buses are scheduled to be delivered through 2026.
This order is the single largest to date in the electric school bus industry in North America.
Stéphane Boisvert, president at Autobus Groupe Séguin, says the company plans to electrify its entire fleet of more than 310 school buses by 2030.
A school bus emits 23 tons of greenhouse gases (GHG) per year on average. With this initiative, 1,380 tons of GHG per year will be eliminated by Autobus Séguin.
The support program for the deployment of electric school buses in Quebec, which is part of Quebec’s Transportation Electrification Action Plan, made a significant contribution to the fulfillment of this order.
Lion Electric creates, designs and manufactures all-electric class 5 to class 8 commercial urban trucks and all-electric buses and minibuses for the school, paratransit and mass transit segments.