Today, leading manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles Lion Electric Company announced it has been selected to participate in the Heritage-Romeo Power Fleet Electrification Program. Thus, the program will initially purchase five Lion Electric battery-electric trucks consisting of Class 6 and/or Class 8 vehicles.
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Moreover, Heritage anticipates purchasing an additional 100 Lion Electric production trucks equipped with Romeo Power battery packs over a four-year period. However, this decision is still subject to the validation program’s success.
Besides, the Heritage-Romeo Power program expects the production mix to include 80 Lion8 vehicles and 20 Lion6 vehicles. Upon a successful validation program, production would commence in 2022 with completion in 2025.
In fact, the Heritage-Romeo Power Fleet Electrification Program is a collaboration between Heritage, a leader in environmental, sustainability and recycling services, and Romeo Power, an energy technology leader delivering advanced electrification solutions for complex commercial vehicle applications.
“Lion Electric is thrilled to have been selected for the Heritage-Romeo Power Fleet Electrification Program;” said Marc Bedard, CEO and Founder of Lion Electric. Indeed, “this partnership will enable us to increase the size of our all-electric fleet of commercial vehicles on the road; powered by cutting-edge battery technology of the highest standard. Finally, ultimately reducing greenhouse gas emissions and building momentum for zero-emission truck adoption throughout North America.”
Indeed, the program’s goal is to enter into long-term production partnerships with program participants. Moreover, HES and its affiliates intend to purchase 500 BEVs for fleet implementation between 2022 and 2025.
In fact, the program has the ultimate goal of electrifying up to 2,000 trucks over time. In addition, US Ecology Inc. announced in it agreed to participate as an observer to the Heritage – Romeo Power fleet electrification program.
“We are excited to have Lion Electric as part of the Heritage-Romeo Power Fleet Electrification Program. Indeed, Lion Electric is broadly respected for the design and quality of its all-electric buses and commercial vehicles,” said Lionel Selwood, Jr., CEO of Romeo Power. Thus, “we look forward to partnering with them as we integrate our leading-edge energy technology into their battery-electric trucks; paving the way for a more sustainable future.”