Quebec’s Lion Electric secures order to bring electric school buses to California’s largest school district

Quebec electric school bus Lion
Credit: Lion Electric

The orders for Lion Electric continue to roll in. The latest is from California’s largest school district which has ordered 10 electric school buses.

Lion Electric announced this morning that the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has ordered 10 LionC school buses. The two parties have been working together closely to ensure the vehicles met the requirements posed by the district’s large and varied geography.

“LAUSD is possibly the most well-known school district in the United States, and we are pleased to have been chosen as a key partner in their journey toward zero-emission school bus operations,” said Marc Bedard, CEO and Founder of Lion Electric.

Each LionC bus will have a range of 155 miles (249km) on a full charge. They will also feature an integrated wheelchair lift to ensure accessibility for all students.

The buses are expected to be delivered in the spring.

LAUSD is the largest school district in California, and the second largest in the US. It covers 720 square miles (1,864 sq km) serving over 600,000 students at over 1,000 schools.

This latest orders follows the single largest order for electric school buses in North America. Last month Lion secured an order for 60 electric school buses with Autobus Groupe Séguin, a transportation operator headquartered in Laval.

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