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Lion Electric highlights zero-emission vehicles at its Experience Centre in Terrebonne, QC

The Terrebonne Experience Centre – now Lion's 8th location in North America – becomes the blueprint for subsequent Lion facilities.

September 7, 2021  by CM Staff

MONTREAL — On Sept. 7, the Lion Electric Company, a manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, announced its flagship Experience Centre in Terrebonne, Quebec. The announcement was made with Lion CEO – Founder, Marc Bedard, and the Mayor of Terrebonne, Marc-André Plante.

The newest location in Lion’s North American network of Experience Centres is designed to showcase the benefits of Lion’s heavy-duty electric vehicles and demonstrate the benefits 100% electric trucks and buses can deliver in terms of performance, quality and ease of maintenance. Lion’s Experience Centres offer customers a one-stop shop with access to all the equipment and resources needed to transition towards an all-electric fleet, while demonstrating the reliability and real-world performance of its medium and heavy-duty trucks.

Lion’s Terrebonne Experience Centre serves as a one-stop-shop for the distribution of vehicles, repair, maintenance, shipping spare parts and more. The Experience Centre has been designed to try and optimize product demonstration and training and is the home base of a customer support team that incorporates transportation electrification knowledge.

This Experience Centre measures approximately 48,000 sq-ft, including six service bays, a large array of LionEnergy vehicle charging stations, four garage doors for service, as well as an office space.

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The Terrebonne Experience Centre – now Lion’s 8th location in North America – becomes the blueprint for subsequent Lion facilities as they continues to expand its network of Experience Centres in Canada and the U.S..

Lion also recently announced the construction of a battery plant and an innovation centre in Mirabel, Quebec, which plans to produce batteries as early as the second half of 2022. Last March, Lion also announced the construction of a vehicle manufacturing plant in the United States which is expected to produce its first vehicles on a similar schedule.

Additionally, the government of Quebec has set a goal of electrifying 65% of school buses in the province by 2030. Lion sees this announcement as a highly ambitious endeavour that will benefit Quebec’s economy and environment.

To date, the company has delivered more than 400 all-electric heavy-duty vehicles in North America, with more than 13 million kilometers driven since 2016. All of Lion’s vehicles are currently manufactured at Lion’s North American plant, which has a production capacity of 2,500 electric buses and trucks per year.

“We are very pleased to welcome Lion to Terrebonne. Lion brings with it a positive impact on our economy as well as our environment. We are confident that the Experience Centre will be a model and inspiration for the clean transportation industry in our city and our region.” said Mr. Marc-André Plante, mayor of Terrebonne.