Lion, Transit, partner to build electric last-mile truck
By Julian Buckley12 April 2022
Truck manufacturer Lion Electric and Transit Truck Bodies are to launch a new pure electric heavy-duty truck targeted at last-mile urban delivery.
The trucks will be produced under an upfitter partnership model.
The zero-emissions vehicle will use a Lion 6 chassis and use an e-Classik body designed by Transit. The body is promised to be both lightweight and aerodynamic.
The vehicle was developed as part of the Mobel mobilisation project, sponsored in part by the Quebec government.
“We’re excited to introduce the e-Classik box mounted on a Lion 6 chassis. 40% 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,” said Louis Leclair, president of Transit.
Canada-based Lion manufactures Class 5 – 8 all-electric commercial vehicles and buses. In addition to vehicle assembly, the company also builds its own battery packs.
The Lion 6 has a li-ion battery pack with a capacity up to 252 kWh. Minimum recharging time is two hours. Max motor power is 250 kW, delivering 2500 Nm of torque. Maximum range is reported to be up to 200 miles.