Canada-based e-truck manufacturer Lion Electric (here’s our post about their presence at ACT Expo) obtained the successful final certification for its heavy-duty (“HD”) battery pack, the LionBattery HD, a lithium-ion battery pack specifically designed for the Company’s purpose-built heavy-duty trucks. The LionBattery HD pack is now certified to meet the most rigorous criteria and safety regulations in the automotive industry.

Lion Electric’s certified battery pack

These 105 kWh proprietary battery packs will power the Lion8 Tractor, an all-electric Class 8 commercial truck, unveiled right during the ACT Expo in Las Vegas. The LionBattery HD and MD packs are 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.

“At Lion, our commitment to pushing innovation to new heights is exemplified by the development of our state-of-the-art batteries, like the LionBattery HD for heavy-duty trucks. This advancement underscores our dedication to excellence, reliability and safety, solidifying our leadership role in North America’s transportation electrification landscape, as the battery serves as a critical component of the vehicle,” stated Marc Bedard, CEO-Founder of Lion. “With major battery development milestones behind us, we will now focus on optimizing the integration of both the LionBattery MD and HD packs on our vehicles, which should ultimately translate into production efficiency”.


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