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Electric Lion: Illinois plant to start production in 2022

Electric Lion: Illinois plant to start production in 2022

All-electric vehicle manufacturer Lion Électrique announced Monday that it has acquired its Joliet, Illinois, plant, which is expected to begin production in the second half of 2022.

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Lion plans to roll the first vehicles off the production line during the second half of the year.

The Quebec-based company aims to make the Juliet plant the largest production site for zero-emissions mid- and heavy-duty vehicles in the United States, with an annual production capacity of 20,000 units.

The Lion plant expects to create about 1,400 direct jobs in the region within four years.

Congratulations to Marc Bedard, President and Founder of Lion Éelectrique.

Leon Electric has announced the appointment of two senior executive directors. They are Richard Coulomb, Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, and Eric Pansegrau, who is General Manager of the new Juliette Plant.

“I am also delighted to welcome Richard and Eric to our team and we look forward to continuing to build and install equipment at our Juliette plant and above all to prepare to launch our first vehicles there 100% from the production line,” said Mr. Bedard.

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