EV truck and bus builder Lion Electric Co. and Transit Truck Bodies have launched a new lightweight, aerodynamic, 100% electric heavy-duty truck designed for last-mile urban delivery. The vehicle was developed under an upfitter partnership model.
Designed by Transit, this zero-emission vehicle built on a Lion6 chassis features an e-Classik box, which is much lighter than the standard model and has been specifically adapted to urban roads. This vehicle was developed as part of the Mobel mobilization project that the government of Quebec is helping to finance.
"The completion of this project is a huge step forward for Transit. We have always been committed to innovation and providing customers with efficient, high-performance products,” said Louis Leclair, Transit President. “We're focused on designing the green truck boxes of tomorrow. That's why we're excited to introduce the e-Classik box mounted on a Lion6 chassis. Forty percent lighter, it's an innovative product that is available right now in both Canada and the United States, and it is an important tool in our customers' transition to EV journey.”
The new vehicle further demonstrates the versatility of Lion's electric chassis, according to Marc Bédard, CEO – Founder of Lion Electric.
“For several years, our two teams have been working diligently to create 100% electric products that advance our industry,” Bédard, said. “Today, the e-Classik box combined with our Lion6 chassis allows us not only to meet transportation fleet needs, but also society's expectations as we fight climate change and transition to zero-emission transportation.”
Quebec has the potential to be a leader in transportation electrification, hence the government’s helping fund many projects to electrify all kinds of vehicles, added Benoit Charette, Minister of the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change.
“In a way, it's one of Quebec's contributions to the global fight against climate change. And I am very proud of what we're doing,” Charette said. “Every new innovation that chooses electrification over fossil fuels is one more step towards reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and achieving Quebec's greenhouse gas objectives. I therefore applaud the project partners for their commitment to creating a brand new 100% electric delivery vehicle.”