Lion Electric's battery plant has a manufacturing capacity of 1.7 gigawatt hours per year.  -  Image: Canva/Lion Electric

Lion Electric's battery plant has a manufacturing capacity of 1.7 gigawatt hours per year.

Image: Canva/Lion Electric

The Lion Electric Company, a manufacturer of all-electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, has announced the successful final certification for its medium duty (MD) battery pack, the LionBattery MD, a lithium-ion battery pack specifically designed for the company’s medium-duty trucks and school buses.

Lion, in collaboration with third-party testing partners, conducted stringent testing to fulfill the certification requirements. The LionBattery MD pack is now certified to meet the most rigorous criteria and safety regulations in the automotive industry.

"The successful certification of the LionBattery MD pack showcases Lion’s cutting-edge capabilities and underscores our commitment to a rigorous process of quality control and safety,” said Marc Bedard, CEO and founder of Lion. He further emphasized: “With the battery serving as the heart of Lion’s all-electric vehicles, this certification represents a critical milestone in the execution of our strategy to vertically integrate the manufacturing of our purpose-built all-electric platforms."

The LionBattery MD packs are currently manufactured at Lion’s state-of-the-art battery production facility. Today, with an annual manufacturing capacity of 1.7 gigawatt hours, the plant is capable of powering 5,000 of Lion’s commercial vehicles per year.

Originally posted on School Bus Fleet

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