Lion Electric, a manufacturer of electric medium- and heavy-duty urban vehicles, has secured an order for its electric school buses from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). The initial order of 10 LionC buses follows Lion’s recent delivery to the Twin Rivers Unified School District in Sacramento.
LAUSD is the second-largest school district in the US, with over 1,000 schools in a 720-square mile area that includes 31 municipalities. Lion collaborated closely with the agency to ensure its buses met the unique requirements of this diverse district.
The buses, which were funded in part by the California Energy Commission’s (CEC) School Bus Replacement Program, are expected to be delivered this spring. Each LionC bus has a range of 155 miles, and incorporates an integrated wheelchair lift. Lion will also provide support and training to LAUSD from its recently opened Experience Center in Alhambra, California.
To date, Lion has delivered over 300 electric school buses in North America with over 6 million miles driven since 2016. Lion distributes and services its vehicles through it network of Experience Centers, including two locations in California and facilities in New York, Washington, Florida and Arizona.
Last November, Lion announced a plan to go public through a merger with a SPAC called Northern Genesis Acquisition (NYSE: NGA). Upon completion of the transaction, Lion is expected to be listed on the NYSE under the new ticker symbol LEV.
“LAUSD is possibly the most well-known school district in the United States, and we are pleased to have been chosen as a key partner in their journey toward zero-emission school bus operations,” said Marc Bedard, CEO and Founder of Lion Electric. “These all-electric buses signify the district’s commitment to improving the local environment and the health of its communities, and we are confident that they will meet and exceed the expectations of the operators and students.”
Source: Lion Electric