Lion begins production of 100% electric buses in the United States

Lion begins production of all-electric buses in the United States


Quebec manufacturer Lion Electric announced on Wednesday the release of the first 100% electric LionC school bus at its plant in Illinois, United States.

L he company took advantage of the experience of manufacturing the same bus model at the Saint-Jérôme plant for seven years to launch production of the first unit in the American plant in Joliet.

< p>The release of the first LionC across the border comes amid strong market demand for all-electric school buses, spurred by the US Environmental Protection Agency's “Clean School Bus” program. the environment.

Lion intends to immediately accelerate the production rate at the Joliet site, which should eventually reach an annual production of 20,000 100% electric buses and trucks, once the chain is of production of the trucks operational.

“We are delighted to now begin the stage of production, with an initial focus on the LionC, our all-electric school bus,” said Eric Pansegrau, General Manager of the manufacturing plant in Joliet.

“We will spare no effort to gradually increase the production rate, which we believe will be spread over the next few quarters,” Mr. Pansegrau enthused in a press release.