Nineteen school districts will be recognized as pioneers by The Lion Electric Co. (Lion) for adopting zero-emission, all-electric school buses throughout California. The opening celebrates the largest deployment of electric school buses in the country, which is eliminating exposures to California school children. These all-electric school buses provide a healthy breathing environment for students, school bus drivers, mechanics and all Californians.
The Lion Electric Co., a leading manufacturer of electric school buses, is officially opening the Lion Experience Center in Sacramento, California. The center will help educate school districts, truck fleet operators, and transit bus operators on the possibilities of electrifying their fleets. The center is a teaching space available to school districts, fleet operators, and agencies to learn about EV capabilities, charging, available grants and vehicle tours.
“Opening our first Lion Experience Center represents a major achievement to serve school districts, fleet operators, and the community,” mentioned Marc Bedard, Founder and CEO at Lion. “Our Experience Centers will be a space where the EV community can gather for training, teaching, and educational purposes.”
Peter Rego, Lion’s Chief Commercial Officer USA, also stated that “this is the first time a school bus manufacturer dedicates a showcase to highlight electric buses. Our commitment to zero-emission and energy efficient solutions can now be opened up to neighboring districts, schools and agencies all over California.” Pete also mentioned that “we will continue to provide best-in-class customer support all over the United States and will rapidly deploy multiple Experience Centers to meet the growing demand for electric buses nationwide.”
Lion has deployed over 150 electric school buses in California, New York, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Canada.