SAQ orders all-electric Class 8 trucks

by Inside Logistics Online Staff
The SAQ will use the Lion8 for urban deliveries.

MIRABEL, QC – The Lion Electric Co. (Lion) has unveiled its first all-electric Class 8 urban truck. The Lion8 will be commercialized this fall and the first vehicle will be delivered to Société des Alcools du Québec (SAQ).

The Lion8 is designed, created, and manufactured to be electric and has a range of up to 400 kilometers on a single charge. The elimination of noise pollution, optimization of visibility, and unparalleled turning radius make the Lion8’s driving experience safe, enjoyable, and incomparable.

The truck was developed with help from the federal Green Fund.

It is a zero-emission vehicle, creates no noise pollution, reduces energy costs by 80 per cent, and reduces operating costs by 60 per cent. Its oil-free operation and regenerative braking system mean lower maintenance costs.

As an added benefit the truck is custom-built and engineered in Quebec to withstand North American weather and road conditions.

Although Lion just launched its Lion8, the company already has orders and committed buyers – a clear sign that the market has been waiting for an all-electric urban truck. In fact, SAQ has already placed an order. “SAQ is proud to be the first company that will operate innovative vehicles on our roads,” said Édith Walcott, Manager for SAQ’s Montreal and Quebec City Distribution Centres. “This purchase is completely in line with our transportation sustainable development plan that aims to reduce greenhouse gases.”