The Lion Electric Company, a manufacturer of all-electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, has received a conditional purchase order for 50 all-electric LionC school buses from Highland Electric Fleets, a provider of Electrification-as-a-Service for school districts, governments, and fleet operators in North America.
"Lion and Highland are both leaders in school bus electrification, sharing the vision of reducing emissions while offering a compelling commercial proposition to fleet operators. We salute their leadership, and we thank them for trusting Lion for this important deployment," said Nicolas Brunet, President of Lion.
The new buses are expected to be used on school bus routes in Alberta, Canada, and they will be serviced by Rental Bus Lines Ltd.
"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 Ltd. to deploy electric school buses in Alberta," said Duncan McIntyre, CEO of Highland Electric Fleets. "Electric school buses provide an easy and accessible means of transportation for students, and we are excited to partner with strong leaders like Lion and Rental Bus Lines Ltd. to bring clean and reliable transportation to communities across North America."
The purchase order is conditional upon the satisfactory grant of non-repayable contributions to Highland under Infrastructure Canada's Zero-Emission Transit Fund.