Lion Electric to supply Green Mountain Power with all-electric utility trucks
Green Mountain Power (GMP) will purchase two of The Lion Electric Company's all-electric trucks - a Lion8 bucket truck for line crews and a Lion6 stake body truck for electrical maintenance field crews.
Lion Electric expects to deliver the first truck to Vermont-based GMP in the first half of 2022, and the second one is scheduled to arrive next summer.
Adopting electric trucks creates savings for operators, including reduced maintenance costs by up to 60 percent, and energy costs by up to 80 percent. Additionally, the bucket truck and its auxiliary systems run entirely off the vehicle's battery pack, eliminating emissions and noise pollution. The bucket truck has a range of 130 miles, the stake truck can go 200 miles on a charge.
Over the last decade, Lion has delivered over 390 all-electric heavy-duty vehicles in North America with over 7 million miles driven since 2016. All of Lion's vehicles are purpose-built for electric propulsion and are manufactured at Lion's North American facility, which has a current capacity to produce 2,500 electric trucks per year.