Canadian manufacturer of zero-emission vehicles Lion Electric and First Priority GreenFleet (FPGF), a clean transportation solutions provider and dealer, had accomplished the biggest all-electric school bus deployment in North American history made by a single Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).
Specifically, the two companies have partnered to roll out approximately 40 all-electric school buses in California to more than 15 districts over the past 12 months – that’s more electric school buses than all the other OEMs and dealers combined. Together, Lion and FPGF have deployed more than 150 all-electric school buses in the last two years, with more than a million miles driven.
The largest concentration of all-electric school buses is currently in California, where grants and funding options are readily available to help schools purchase Lion’s zero-emission vehicles.
Lion is the only integrated OEM that makes its own chassis, battery packs and body. This allows them to use the best components, technologies and control the overall cost of their products; making it possible to offer the best vehicles at the best price.
In addition to distributing the eLionC, Lion will also introduce the eLionA and eLionM this summer, an electric minibus designed to meet school transportation, paratransit and transit requirements. The vehicle will be able to travel 75 to 150 miles and was designed to meet contractor’s demands.
Lion will also start manufacturing a new complete line of all-electric trucks by the end of the current year, leveraging the technologies developed over the last eight years. We’re talking specifically about specialty medium- to heavy-duty urban trucks (classes 5 to 8).
The vehicles can range from ambulances or service trucks, to cranes and delivery trucks.