The Lion Electric Company will deliver its first two electric trucks to the American giant Amazon by the end of the year and its eight others thereafter, the Saint-Jérôme SME recently announced.
The American multinational of Jeff Bezos, the world's largest fortune, plans to use it for its operations within the network of distribution centers of the company, which wants to decarbonize its operations.
“Our 100% electric trucks will be a valuable addition to Amazon's trucking operations to achieve their sustainable mobility goals,” Lion president and founder Marc Bédard said in a press release.
The Quebec company will be responsible for the maintenance of electric vehicles and will also train Amazon truck drivers.
It is in Saint-Jérôme that Lion will manufacture its 100% electric trucks for Amazon, but the Quebecer hopes to soon open a major manufacturing plant on American soil to succeed there.
Lion is known for its 100% electric school buses, of which more than 300 have found buyers here, in the United States and elsewhere in Canada.
A few weeks ago, the SME won a historic order for 50 urban trucks worth more than $ 20 million from Canadian National (CN).
Earlier this month, Lion said she was not ruling out going public soon to finance its growth.
“There are a lot of people who would like to see us on the stock market, so it is sure that it is a financing option”, said Marc Bédard, CEO of La Compagnie Électrique Lion, on the airwaves of the Mind your business show on QUB radio.
Founded 12 years ago, La Compagnie Électrique Lion employs some 360 people at its head office and at its plant in Saint-Jérôme, in the Laurentians.