Exciting lineup of electric trucks set to hit the Canadian market in 2024


“Get ready, Canada! The electric commercial truck market is about to explode with new options that will revolutionize the way businesses operate. From the Lion8 Tractor to the VMC 1200 Class 3 and ZM Trucks Class 4, 5, 6, and “baby8,” fleet and businesses have an increasing menu of vehicle options to choose from, setting the stage for a significant shift in the commercial truck market.

The Lion8 Tractor: A Game-Changer
In the world of electric trucks, the Lion8 Tractor is making waves. With the capability to haul 127,000 lb and a 630 kWh battery providing up to 440 kilometers of range, the Lion8 Tractor is a significant step up from its predecessor. Produced at the Battery Campus in Mirabel, Quebec, Lion Electric is gearing up to deliver the Lion8 Tractor by mid-2024, promising a game-changer for businesses looking to make the switch to electric.

VMC 1200 Class 3: Driving Innovation
Vicinity Motors is also stepping up its game with the VMC 1200 Class 3 electric truck. With distribution agreements across multiple provinces and an expanding order book in the U.S., Vicinity Motors is leading the charge in driving innovation and accessibility in the electric truck market. The delivery of 44 VMC 1200 trucks in Q1 is just the beginning of what promises to be a bright future for this model.

ZM Trucks: A New Player in the Game
A newcomer to the North American electric truck market, ZM Trucks is making a splash with its five classes of electric vehicles. With models ranging from Class 4 to Class 8, ZM Trucks offers a versatile lineup to meet the diverse needs of businesses looking to transition to electric vehicles. Partnering with ITD Industries in Ontario, ZM Trucks is set to make a significant impact on the Canadian market, offering a range of options from battery electric vans to fuel cell variants.

The Future of Electric Commercial Trucks in Canada
With the introduction of these new electric commercial trucks, the future of the industry looks bright. With federal and provincial rebates making the transition more affordable and an increasing number of options to choose from, businesses in Canada are at the forefront of a transformation that promises to shape the way goods are transported for years to come. As the adoption curve sharpens in the back half of 2024, businesses and fleet operators will have the opportunity to embrace sustainability, efficiency, and innovation like never before. The time for electric commercial trucks in Canada is now. Are you ready to make the switch?”



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