The Canadian electric bus and truck manufacturer Lion Electric has just received its largest order to date. The manufacturer has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Canadian National Railway (CN) to supply 50 zero-emission trucks.
The trucks will be used in CN’s intermodal terminals in urban areas. The MoU comes about after CN launched a pilot program to test the use of custom-built electric trucks from The Lion Electric Co. The trucks are to be used for urban delivery, container shuttle services and port operations. CN transports more than 300 million tons of natural resources, manufactured products, and finished goods throughout North America every year and is the only railroad connecting Canada’s Eastern and Western coasts with the Southern tip of the US.
Jean-Jacques Ruest, President and Chief Executive Officer, CN says “This agreement is also part of our commitment to encourage economic recovery and reduce the carbon footprint of the global supply chain. The regulatory regime put in place by the federal government ensures an environment conducive to such investments.”