NewsOctober 10, 2019
Lion Electric Positions Itself to Become a Leader in Electrification of Transportation in New York
The Lion Electric Co (Lion) is proud to announce the opening of its second Lion Experience Center, in Green Island. The Chamber, along with many dignitaries and representatives, were on hand to cut the ribbon for this large new venture on Thursday, October 10. The success of its first Experience Center in Sacramento, CA, launched last fall, offering training programs to help educate on electrification, pushed the 100% EV manufacturer to make available its education program and support to the rest of the United States.
Similar to the first center, the one located in Green Island will help educate school districts, truck fleet operators, and transit bus operators on the possibilities offered by Lion’s electrification. The center will also provide learning opportunities on EV capabilities, charging infrastructure, available funding, as well as vehicle tours.
“Lion is dedicated to the New York market and we are taking another step towards accelerating adoption of heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles by opening a Lion Experience Center, here, in the heart of this Great State,” mentioned Marc Bedard, Founder and CEO at Lion. “Our Experience Center will continue to serve many purposes but will be a space where the EV community can gather for teaching, learning, training and education purposes primarily.”
Alicia Barton, President and CEO, NYSERDA, said, “The electrification of our transportation system is a priority for the state in meeting Governor Cuomo’s nation-leading greenhouse gas reduction goal. In order to accomplish our energy goals, we must look for opportunities like the Lion Experience Center to educate businesses and decision makers on the benefits electric vehicles provide not only to their bottom line but to the environment and health of our communities across the state.”
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner, Basil Seggos, also said, “New York is leading the nation in reducing our carbon footprint, supported by significant investments and initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector, which is currently the largest source of this climate-altering pollution. New innovative emission-free trucks and buses, like those produced by Lion Electric, reduce air pollution and benefit public health and our environment. DEC is encouraged by Lion Electric Co’s innovation and work to promote and educate stakeholders and future generations about the importance of clean energy andcleaner transportation options.”