ABB has joined forces with Lion Electric to sell and service electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment.
They have partnered to strengthen the transition to a zero-emissions future in North America. ABB will offer its complete charging equipment product line to Lion Electric, to be sold under Lion Electric’s new Lion Energy infrastructure specialty division, making the Saint-Jérôme, Quebec-based company a service partner for ABB.
Lion Energy, the heavy-duty vehicle manufacturer’s end-to-end infrastructure solution is designed to streamline the process of EV charging station installation. They package charging infrastructure design and review, project management, utility coordination and customized consultation to its customers, easing the complex process of charging station installation. Lion Energy ensures infrastructure installation is accomplished in tandem with the vehicle purchasing process. They are giving customers the capacity to meet the charging needs of current fleets and the ability to scale in the future.
ABB’s portfolio and services span the entire kW chain from compact, high-quality AC wallboxes to reliable DC fast charging stations, Terra 54 (Fast Chargers) and Heavy Vehicle Chargers. They 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 smart, reliable and effective EV charging solutions. ABB’s charging hardware and software are designed to meet the needs of e-buses and trucks. ABB will also support the end customers’ installation of the charging equipment.
Lion offers a portfolio of all-electric class 5 to class 8 trucks, available in various configurations.
According to the Government of Canada, in 2018, the transport sector accounted for more than 35 percent of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. The majority of these transport emissions were related to road transportation. This includes personal transportation, such as light-duty vehicles and trucks, and heavy-duty vehicles.
Providing a reliable charging infrastructure that scales with the needs of large battery vehicles plays a crucial role in paving the way for wider adoption of e-mobility. This partnership will help grow the EV charging infrastructure in North America. To do so, it will offer easier integration of the charging infrastructure needed to make transit, school bus and fleet electrification a reality.
ABB received the Global E-mobility Leader 2019 award for its role in supporting the international adoption of sustainable transport solutions.