Lion Electric Company, 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, provider of electrification-as-a-service for school districts, governments, and fleet operators in 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 ("ZETF"). The new buses are intended to be used on school routes in Alberta, Canada, serviced by Rental Bus Lines Ltd.
"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 Highland and Rental Bus Lines Ltd for their leadership, and we thank them for trusting Lion for this important deployment," said Nicolas Brunet, president of Lion in a recent news release.
"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 Ldt to bring clean and reliable transportation to communities across North America,” said Duncan McIntyre, CEO of Highland Electric Fleets.
Originally posted on School Bus Fleet