Lion Electric presents the Lion5 Class 5 electric truck
Lion Electric has officially presented the Lion5, an all-electric Class 5 truck powered by Lion’s new in-house engineered and manufactured 800V battery packs. The Lion5 has a maximum payload of up to 12,500 lbs. and production is to start before the end of the year.
The Canadian electric utility vehicle manufacturer added that the” new all-electric commercial truck cab chassis has design features desired in GVWR Class 5 while offering configurations of 19,500 lbs. up through 26,000 lbs. (Class 6) GVWR. The vehicle is capable of pulling up to 2,360 lb-ft of torque and can be equipped with a Gross Combined Weight Rating of up to 30,000 lbs.
“The design and performance of this innovative all-electric truck is sure to redefine how our customers answer their commercial fleet needs,” stated Brian Piern, Lion Electric’s Chief Commercial Officer. He continued with, “It is because of the success of the Lion6 that we are able to introduce today our next generation platform, the Lion5, the premier vehicle for last mile delivery and more, featuring the first application of LionBattery, our in-house designed and manufactured battery packs.”
Just over a week ago, GLS Canada had announced an order for Lion6 electric trucks, to be used in western Canada by GLS subsidiary Rosenau Transport. That had not been the only recent news from the Canadian company, as a lawsuit had emerged in March between Lion and Nikola Motor over the supply of batteries, for which a supply deal had allegedly been broken by Nikola’s takeover of Romeo Power.