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Lion Électrique established the battery factory and innovation center in Mirabel

Électrique Lion, a manufacturer of medium and heavy-duty all-electric vehicles, will set up its own futuristic battery manufacturing plant and Its own innovation center At Mirabel International Air, in Laurentians.

Work is imminent on 1.6 million square feet of land available to it.

Lion Électrique explains its decision with its proximity to the assembly plant in Saint-Jérôme as well as access to the motorways and the airport. The company is also planning to redevelop some of the existing airport facilities at Mirabel to make it a pilot route.

The city of St. Jerome had hoped to welcome the company’s new facilities.

In April, Saint-Jerome Mayor Janice Bellaire Roland indicted the Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) To enter into an unfair competition Desire to attract electric lion. It indicated that land managed by ADM is under federal jurisdiction and that it will be transferred from its primary use by entering into competition with municipal land.

Lion Électrique had 465 employees last March in Saint-Jérôme, where construction is underway. electric buses And the urban trucks.

Both the governments of Canada and Quebec granted the company a $50 million revocable loan to ensure the new complex sees the light of day in the Laurentians in early 2023 and creates 135 jobs. The workforce can eventually reach 285 people.

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