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Lion Electric Unveils Impressive Lion8 All-Electric Class 8 Commercial Truck

The Lion Electric Company announced the launch of the Lion8 Tractor, a groundbreaking all-electric Class 8 truck, at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in May 2024. As a leading manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, Lion Electric continues to pioneer the industry with innovative solutions.

The ACT Expo, one of the largest events dedicated to advanced transportation technologies and clean fuels, served as the perfect backdrop for this exciting unveiling. The Lion8 Tractor promises to revolutionize the commercial trucking landscape, setting new standards for sustainability and performance.

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Lion8 Sets New Standards for an Unmatched Performance

Lion Electric announced the upcoming commercial availability of the Lion8 Tractor in mid-2024, a groundbreaking advancement in the electric semi truck industry. Engineered for unparalleled performance and operational efficiency, the Lion8 Tractor stands as the industry frontrunner with the highest gross combination weight rating (GCWR) of up to 127,000 lbs.

Designed with both power and endurance in mind, the Lion8 electric 18-wheeler features a remarkable battery capacity of up to 630 kWh using Lion’s Heavy-Duty battery packs. This provides a robust range of up to 275 miles on a single charge. To ensure maximum productivity, the Lion8 Tractor can charge to 80% SOC (state of charge) at max power in approximately 1.5 hours.

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Featuring a robust 6×4 axle configuration with two integrated 2-speed eAxles, the Lion8 Tractor is engineered for optimal power distribution and efficiency.

Designed with a unique Lion-engineered cab-forward configuration, the Lion8 Tractor boasts superior driver visibility and maneuverability, setting a new benchmark for electric freight transportation. But it’s not just about power; the Lion8 Tractor is a marvel of intelligence and innovation.

Equipped with a high-energy-density 750V battery system and standard Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) compatibility, the Lion8 Tractor ensures long-lasting performance and seamless energy integration. Safety and efficiency are further enhanced with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and an onboard weighing system.

Lion Electric Stands at the Forefront of the All-Electric Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Industry

With over 15 years dedicated to developing electric vehicles, Lion stands at the forefront of the zero-emission revolution.

The Lion8 Tractor showcases Lion’s commitment to innovation and sustainability, adding to the broadest portfolio of Class 5-8 electric commercial vehicles in North America. Boasting more than 2,000 vehicles on the road and over 25 million miles driven, Lion Electric continues to push the boundaries of what’s possible in commercial electric transportation.

Fleet customers considering the Lion8 Tractor benefit from direct access to the Lion Customer Success team, experts in facilitating the transition to zero emissions and optimizing operational success.

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Comprehensive support includes:

  • Charging infrastructure: Seamless integration with LionEnergy solutions.
  • Financing assistance: Tailored options through LionCapital Solutions.
  • Funding support: Expert services provided by the LionGrants team, including finding applicable tax credits.
  • Training programs: Extensive driver, maintenance, and safety training from LionAssistance.
  • Advanced telematics: Proprietary EV monitoring with LionBeat.

Committed to excellence in design and manufacturing, Lion Electric creates, designs, and assembles many of its vehicles’ key components in-house. This includes everything from chassis and battery packs to truck cabins and bus bodies, ensuring top-notch quality and reliability. Each vehicle boasts unique features tailored to meet the specific needs of its users, making everyday tasks more efficient and eco-friendly.

Lion Electric’s relentless pursuit of new and reliable technologies places it at the forefront of the fast-growing electric heavy-duty freight industry. The company’s all-electric commercial vehicles promise to deliver significant improvements in societal well-being, environmental health, and overall quality of life. The company is known for its electric school buses as one example of its diverse electric commercial lineup. Its vehicles play an important part in decarbonizing the freight industry.

Investors can find Lion Electric traded under the symbol LEV on both the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange, reflecting the growing confidence in the company’s vision and impact.