Back Announcement March 11th, 2019

An electrifying partnership

TRANSIT is proud partner of The Lion Electric Co, which launches the first all-electric class 8 urban truck, the Lion8.

It is with industry and market leaders, and Ministers, that new ambassador of Lion’s ambassador of The Lion Electric Co. (Lion), Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, unveiled its first all-electric Class 8 urban truck this morning. The Lion8 will be commercialized this Fall and the first vehicle will be delivered to Société des Alcools du Québec (SAQ).

The Myth Becomes Reality

Until recently, the idea of an all-electric Class 8 urban truck was still a crazy idea, a dream. However, Lion believed in this dream and has now made it reality. The Lion8 is designed, created, and manufactured to be electric and has a range of up to 400 kilometers or 250 miles. The elimination of noise pollution, optimization of visibility, and unparalleled turning radius make the Lion8’s driving experience safe, enjoyable, and incomparable.

Lion also benefitted from the Quebec Government’s support to develop this innovative technology. In fact, the Lion8 is a result of the 2013-2020 Climate Change Action Plan whose budget is derived from the Green Fund.

Lion8 Key Benefits:

  • Zero-emission solution: 40% of GHG emissions in Quebec come from transportation, specifically from heavy-duty vehicles
  • No noise pollution
  • 80% energy cost reduction
  • 60% operational cost reduction: Lion8 components require very little maintenance and further minimize its total cost of ownership
  • Lowest total cost of ownership
  • Oil-free operation, with very few moving parts, and brakes that last longer thanks to a regenerative braking system
  • Custom-built and engineered in Quebec to withstand North American weather and road conditions

TRANSIT Classik™ truck body features

Transit’s products offers a multitude of innovative design features that improve durability, usability and appearance while reducing the total cost of ownership. Featuring corrosion-resistant materials, flexible design customization and rivet-free panels, the Classik™ truck body is in a class of its own.

  • Lightweight and seamless design
  • Beautiful and durable
  • Custom wiring harness and waterproofing
  • Aerodynamic front corners and stainless steel hardware
  • Powerful exterior LED lights
  • Wide variety of equipment and accessories available
  • Bolt-free side rails
  • Sloped and anti-skid rear sills

The market has been waiting for it

Although Lion just launched its Lion8, the company already has pre-orders and committed buyers – a clear sign that the market has been waiting for an all-electric urban truck. In fact, SAQ has already pre-ordered the vehicle.

TRANSIT would like to congratulate all the people who worked to make this beautiful project possible!

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