Lion Electric to deliver 10 all-electric trucks to Amazon
First two deliveries of Lion's all-electric trucks to Amazon will take place in 2020
MONTREAL — Lion Electric announced that it will deliver 10 battery electric trucks to Amazon and the first two will be delivered this year.
Amazon plans to use Lion’s trucks in its middle mile trucking operations, which transports items within the company’s network. The addition of these battery electric trucks to Amazon’s fleet will help the company deliver on its goal of decarbonizing its transportation operations in support of The Climate Pledge.
“This vehicle delivery for Amazon represents a very significant milestone for Lion,” Marc Bedard, CEO and founder of Lion, said in a statement. “Our all-electric trucks will be a valuable addition to Amazon’s trucking operations as they work to deliver on their sustainability goals.”
As part of the delivery, Lion will provide training to Amazon and the drivers who will operate the trucks upon delivery of the vehicles. They will also establish a maintenance program for the trucks.
The trucks will be manufactured at Lion’s Canadian facility, which has a current capacity to produce 2,500 electric trucks per year. Lion is also planning to open a larger manufacturing facility in the U.S. in the future to accommodate the demand for its electric vehicles in the U.S.