ABB Partners with Lion Electric
October 2, 2020 | By Mario Cywinski
ABB has partnered with Lion Electric to help strengthen the transition to zero-emissions in the future in North America. ABB will offer its charging equipment product line to Lion Electric, to be sold under Lion Electric’s new Lion Energy division, making the Quebec-based company a service partner for ABB.
“Reinforcing our commitment to e-mobility, we are pleased to partner with Lion Electric as we share the same pioneering vision for an electrified future,” said Bob Stojanovic, Head of EV Charging Infrastructure for North America, ABB. “Collaborating with innovative vehicle makers to ensure the vehicles and the charging work seamlessly is a crucial part of ABB’s mission to ensure electric transformation succeeds”.
Lion Energy packages charging infrastructure design and review, project management, utility coordination and customized consultation to customers. Lion Energy helps to ensures infrastructure installation is accomplished in tandem with the vehicle purchasing process, allowing customers to meet their charging needs for now and the future.
“Over the past few years, Lion Electric has delivered hundreds of electric buses and trucks, and it has been a goal of ours to provide a complete turnkey charging infrastructure solution for our customers,” said Marc-Andre Page, Vice-President of Commercial Operations, Lion Electric. “With our deep experience in EV charging, we are proud to partner with a segment leader like ABB to provide premium EVSEs to our customers. We feel the Lion and ABB partnership was a natural fit as both companies are pioneers in electrification and share a common goal of decarbonizing transit. We are looking forward to deploying ABB equipment and to offer a state-of-the-art charging infrastructure solution to our customers.”
ABB will supply the full range of solutions to support the Lion Electric fleet, which ranges from small buses to 300kw battery trucks. Lion Electric will be trained to undertake the servicing of ABB’s EV charging solutions. ABB’s charging hardware and software are designed to meet the needs of e-buses and trucks. ABB also supports the end customers’ installation of the charging equipment.