Parc Safari and Lion Electric present electric trucks as part of partnership
by CM Staff
The 100% electric bush trucks, mounted on a Lion8 chassis, will allow visitors to tour the park without being bothered by noise or emissions.
HEMMINGFORD — On June 6, Parc Safari along with The Lion Electric Company, a manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty vehicles, officially presented seven 100% electric trucks that will bring families visiting the park Safari Adventure Tour experiences in the 2022 season.
The zero-emission vehicles were designed and delivered in 2021 specifically to meet Parc Safari’s needs. The 100% electric bush trucks, mounted on a Lion8 chassis, will allow visitors to tour the park without being bothered by noise or emissions.
“Since 2010, I’ve been dreaming of bringing the Safari Adventure Tour to life in all-electric bush trucks and I’m thrilled that Lion Electric has accepted this challenge, which allows us to bring a better – and greener – experience to visitors than ever before. Our goal is that all Safari Adventure tours will be conducted in 100% electric Lion bush vehicles within the next few years,” explained Jean-Pierre Ranger, President of Parc Safari.
“We’re thrilled to have been able to make this dream a reality for Mr. Ranger and his team and thank them for their vision. Visitors will get an unforgettable experience because, not only are these vehicles 100% zero emission, but they are also absolutely silent,” declared Marc Bédard, CEO – Founder of Lion Electric. “What we’re presenting today is a testament to the versatility of the 100% electric Lion vehicles that our team has been developing for more than a decade here in Quebec, and once again, showing just how adaptable our electric trucks are in a wide range of applications.”
“With this truck, which will delight both young and old visitors, Lion Electric continues to innovate as a leader in the design and manufacturing of electric commercial vehicles. We will now be able to feed elk and giraffes without emitting greenhouse gas emissions. It is the animals, but also the planet, that are going to thank us,” pointed out Pierre Fitzgibbon, Minister of Economy and Innovation and Minister responsible for Regional Economic Development.
“The electrification of transportation is undoubtedly one of the best ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Quebec. The partnership between Lion and Parc Safari is a great example of how any type of vehicle can be electrified for the benefit of the environment,” concluded Benoit Charette, Minister of the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change, Minister responsible for the Fight against Racism and Minister responsible for the Laval region.