Lion Electric, Montreal, Canada said it will deliver 10 battery electric trucks to Amazon, with the first two to be delivered this year. Lion said Amazon plans to use the trucks in its middle mile trucking operations, which transports items within the company’s network.
As part of the delivery, Lion will provide one-time training to Amazon and the drivers who will operate the trucks upon delivery of the vehicles. Lion will also establish a maintenance program for the trucks.
The trucks will be manufactured at Lion’s Canadian facility, which the company said has a current capacity to produce 2500 electric trucks per year. Lion also said it is also planning to open a larger manufacturing facility in the U.S.
Lion said its current all-electric truck offerings consists of Class 5 to Class 8 trucks available in various configurations, including straight truck, tractor, reefer, bucket and refuse trucks. The 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 250 miles.
Further, Lion said it has delivered over 300 all-electric school buses in the U.S. and Canada.