Lion Electric announces launch of the Lion5 medium-duty, EV truck

Lion Electric announces launch of the Lion5 medium-duty, EV truck

Upfitters can choose from multiple Lion Battery pack placement configurations, depending on build specification selections.

The Lion Electric Co. announced the launch of the Lion5, a Class 5 truck powered by the company’s 800V Lion Battery packs. This unveiling took place during ACT Expo where the company showcased the truck, which has a maximum capacity of 12,500 lbs. and is slated for production by the end of the year.

This new commercial truck cab chassis has design features desired in GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) Class 5, while offering configurations of 19,500 lbs. up through 26,000 lbs. (Class 6) GVWR and according to the company, whether requiring payload capacity, towing capability, or both, the Lion5 harnesses 315 HP, 2,360 lb.-ft. of torque, and can be equipped with a GCWR (Gross Combined Weight Rating) up to 30,000 lbs.

At the front, the Lion5’s cab is 96 in. wide, and has been designed to be stationary with a cutaway configuration option enabling pass-through between the cab and any suitable body upfit, the company noted in a recent press release.

The Lion5 has been engineered to be upfit with any suitable body application. Body builders are said to have access to 4 kW of low voltage and up to 32 kW of high voltage when equipped with the optional provisioned ePTO (electric Power Take-Off) interface. For additional flexibility, upfitters can choose from multiple Lion Battery pack placement configurations, depending on build specification selections.

The company additionally states that this vehicle will deliver a range of up to 200 miles, while having the capability to be charged to 80% in 1.5 hours.

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