The first run of Lion8 chassis with fully automated side load bodies went to Waste Connections, Inc. - Photo: Lion Electric

The first run of Lion8 chassis with fully automated side load bodies went to Waste Connections, Inc.

Photo: Lion Electric

The Lion Electric Co. and Boivin Evolution recently announced the first sales of Lion8 chassis with fully automated side load bodies to Waste Connections, Inc., a non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, recycling, and disposal company. The new electric refuse trucks feature fully electric waste collection bodies and automated arms, the first of its kind in North America.

“I hope this transaction inspires everyone seeking an economic, sustainable and environmental transportation solution to leverage the substantial benefits of electrification,” said Marc Bedard, CEO and founder of Lion.

The combination of the Lion8 chassis and the BEV all-electric automated side-loading body offers a cost-effective waste management solution that also reduces greenhouse gas emissions, according to the two companies.

“This introduction of electric vehicles is the beginning of a new tendency towards a cleaner environment,” said Claude Boivin, founder and CEO of Boivin Evolution.

The features of the new truck include:

  • 130-mile range
  • Reduced noise pollution
  • Zero GHG emissions
  • No hydraulic pumps, valves, tubings, hoses and fluid
  • Overnight recharging, which reduces energy costs
  • Oil-free operation with few moving parts
  • Improved brake longevity, due to regenerative braking system

“This investment in zero emission vehicles furthers our continuing efforts to reduce our environmental impact and expand our capabilities within the communities we serve,” said Worthing F. Jackman, president and CEO of Waste Connections.

Originally posted on Trucking Info

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