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March 11, 2019 5:00 PM, EDT

Lion Electric Announces Battery-Electric Class 8

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The Lion Electric Co. announced its first all-electric Class 8, a day cab model.

The Lion8 will go into production this fall. The first truck will be delivered to Société des Alcools du Québec, according to the Canadian vehicle manufacturer. The SAQ is a Crown corporation whose mandate is to trade in alcoholic beverages by offering a wide variety of quality products. Its sole shareholder is the Minister of Finance of Quebec.

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“SAQ is proud to be the first company that will operate innovative vehicles on our roads. This purchase is completely in line with our transportation sustainable development plan that aims to reduce greenhouse gases,” said Édith Walcott, manager for SAQ’s Montreal and Quebec City Distribution Centers.

The Lion8 has a range of up to 250 miles on a single charge.

Lion also manufactures all-electric school and transit buses. — Transport Topics