Québec-based Lion Electric and First Priority GreenFleet (FPGF) say they have completed the largest all-electric school bus deployment in North America made by a single OEM. They delivered 40 electric school buses to more than 12 districts in California.
Together, Lion Electric, a manufacturer of zero-emission vehicles, and First Priority GreenFleet (FPGF), a clean transportation solutions provider and dealer managed to fulfil the order in the last 12 months.
However, their cooperation goes back two years and since then, they have deployed more than 150 all-electric school buses with more than a million miles driven to date.
The eLion bus can carry up 72 kids and offers 90 to 150 km per charge, powered by LG Chem batteries and a TM4 Sumo MD motor, and features a 19.2 kW on-board charger.
Lion makes its own chassis, battery packs and body. In addition to distributing the eLion C, Lion will also introduce eLion A the and eLion M this summer, an electric minibus designed to meet school transportation, paratransit and transit requirements.
Lion will also start manufacturing a new complete line of specialty medium-to heavy-duty all-electric trucks by the end of this year.