The Lion Electric Company has received a conditional purchase order for 1,000 all-electric LionC school buses from fleet operator Student Transportation of Canada (a subsidiary of Student Transportation of America).
The purchase order is conditioned on STC receiving a grant from Infrastructure Canada’s Zero-Emission Transit Fund. Through the ZETF program, the government of Canada aims to invest $2.75 billion over five years to support public transit and school bus operators in the transition to electrification.
The new electric buses, which would replace existing diesel vehicles in STC’s Canadian fleet, are to be delivered between 2022 and 2026. Lion estimates that the deployment of 1,000 electric buses would displace some 23,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year.
“This large-scale deployment would position Canada as a clear leader in the electrification of school transportation, in great part due to innovative programs like the ZETF,” said Marc Bedard, founder and CEO of Lion Electric.
Source: Lion Electric