Lion Electric to supply trucks for massive fleet electrification project

The Lion Electric Company has been selected to participate in the Heritage-Romeo Power Fleet Electrification Program.

The Heritage-Romeo Power Fleet Electrification Program is a collaboration between Heritage Environmental Services (HES) and Romeo Power.

HES is a privately held, family-owned environmental services business with more than 1,600 employees across North and Central America. The company provides emergency response, waste disposal, and sustainability services along with on-site support and technical solutions in many of industries and verticals.

Romeo Power is an energy technology supplier that makes large-scale electrification solutions for complex commercial applications. It combines hardware with a battery management system.

500 BEVs to start

HES and its affiliates intend to purchase 500 BEVs for fleet implementation between 2022 and 2025, with the ultimate goal of electrifying up to 2,000 trucks over time. The program will commence with the selection of partners in Q1 2021 with the expectation that HES will begin to take vehicle deliveries during 2022.

HES will initially purchase five Lion Electric battery-electric trucks for the 2021 fleet electrification validation program consisting of Class 6 and/or Class 8 vehicles.

Subject to the validation program’s success to target specifications with operational excellence experienced, HES anticipates purchasing an additional 100 Lion Electric production trucks equipped with Romeo Power battery packs over a four-year period.

Production in 2022

The production mix is expected to include 80 Lion8 vehicles and 20 Lion6 vehicles. After validation, production is expected to commence in 2022 with completion in 2025.

“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.

“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 – ultimately reducing greenhouse gas emissions and building momentum for zero-emission truck adoption throughout North America.”

“We are excited to have Lion Electric as part of the Heritage-Romeo Power Fleet Electrification Program. 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.

“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.”