Amazon buys 10 all-electric trucks from Lion Electric

MONTREAL — Lion Electric announced that it will deliver 10 battery electric trucks to Amazon and the first two will be delivered this year.

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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, the company said.

“This vehicle delivery for Amazon represents a very significant milestone for Lion,” said Marc Bedard, CEO and founder of Lion. “Amazon is a leader in adopting decarbonizing technologies that can improve sustainability among their trucking fleet. 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 a one-time training to Amazon and the drivers who will operate the trucks. They will also establish a maintenance program for the trucks.

The trucks will be manufactured at Lion’s Canadian facility, which has a capacity to produce 2,500 electric trucks per year. Lion will also open a larger manufacturing facility in the US.

Lion’s all-electric truck offering consists of class 5 to class 8 trucks available under various configurations, including straight truck, tractor, reefer, bucket and refuse trucks. Lion’s trucks are purpose-built for electric propulsion, provide for modularity in energy capacity, are agnostic on charging technology, are vehicle-to-grid enabled and have a range of up to 402km.