Lion Electric’s new partnerships with truck enhancers and Work Truck Week 2022 updates
by CM Staff
The company says that the new partnerships will provide the company with upfit options from Morgan Truck Body, Thermo King, Knapheide and CM Truck Beds.
MONTREAL — Lion Electric has formed several partnerships with truck upfitters as part of its plan to provide fully electrified, refrigerated, dry freight and aluminum stake body options for its Lion6 zero-emission urban truck.
A statement from the company says that the new partnerships will provide the company with upfit options from Morgan Truck Body, Thermo King, Knapheide and CM Truck Beds.
Included in Lion Electric’s latest announcement were several of the company’s Lion6 vehicles displayed at Work Truck Week 2022 from March 8 to 11 in Indianapolis.
Some of the models included in the show are the “Lion6 Electrified Refrigerated Concept,” a product of the company’s partnership with Morgan Truck and Thermo King.
Another is Lion6 “Aluminum Platform Body 18-foot with Storage Pack,” which Lion Electric produced through its partnership with Knapheide.
The company stated that interested attendees can test drive the Lion6 Dry Freight Truck Body at the show’s Ride & Drive which is set to take place on March 9 and 10 from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm.
“The wide variety of upfit components we are debuting at this year’s Work Truck Week is proof that electrification has arrived for a broad range of truck fleet customers, from dry cargo fleets to those with temperature-sensitive requirements. We are pleased to be working in close collaboration with four industry leaders as we continue to move toward a zero-emission future in trucking, and look forward to continuing to introduce new applications to our highly flexible class 5 to class 8 chassis vehicles,” said Brian Piern, chief commercial officer of Lion Electric in a statement.
The Lion6 can cover a range of 200 miles on a single charge according to the company. The electric truck offered through this brand operates on the company’s BTMS (battery thermal management system) which helps the vehicle maintain an ideal temperature in both extremely hot or cold conditions. Additionally, Lion Electric stated that their battery has helped many of their clients operating their electric trucks in some of the coldest parts of Canada.