MONTREAL – The Lion Electric Company, a leading manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, today announced that it has retained Pomerleau, a flagship corporation in the Canadian construction industry, as project manager and general contractor for the construction of its battery plant and innovation center, to be located at the YMX International Aerocity of Mirabel.
“Lion is proud to be partnering with Pomerleau as their expertise and reputation in the construction of projects of this scale is second to none,” says Marc Bedard, Lion’s CEO – Founder. “This plant, where we expect initial production to start in the second half of 2022, will be one of the key elements of our growth strategy, as it will enable us to produce our own battery modules and packs. This will be a key strategic differentiator that will result in significant cost savings, while providing us full control over battery specs and dimensions while removing key supplier dependency.”
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“We thank Lion Electric for trusting our team to build its state-of-the-art industrial complex. Lion’s products contribute to the transportation electrification for the well-being of our communities. We are proud to partner with a company that is a leader in its field, in line with our strategy and values. Together we are shaping the future,” commented Pierre Pomerleau, Pomerleau’s President and CEO.
Once fully operational, the company expects this highly automated factory to reach annual battery production capacity of 5 gigawatt hours, enough to electrify approximately 14,000 of Lion’s medium and heavy-duty zero-emission trucks and buses.