Lion Electric takes orders for 50 electric school buses for Alberta
Highland Electric Fleets aims to put 50 all-electric LionC school buses into operation in Alberta, Canada. The new buses are planned for school routes serviced by Rental Bus Lines.
Highland Electric Fleets provides Electrification-as-a-Service for school districts, governments, and fleet operators in North America. The purchase order from Lion Electric is conditional upon the satisfactory grant of non-repayable contributions under Infrastructure Canada’s Zero-Emission Transit Fund (“ZETF”).
“Highland’s mission is to make electric fleets accessible and affordable for all, and we are pleased to partner with Lion and third-party fleet manager Rental Bus Lines Ldt to deploy electric school buses in Alberta,” said Duncan McIntyre, CEO of Highland Electric Fleets.
Lion Electric recently opened a plant in Joliet in the US state of Illinois. Up to 2,500 school buses are to roll off the production lines at the plant each year. Earlier in July 2023, the rapidly expanding North American electric utility vehicle manufacturer raised 142 million US dollars to help finance its expansion in Canada and the US.