Lion Electric Company
Lion Electric Lion5

Lion launches Lion5 medium-duty all-electric truck

May 12, 2023
Lion Electric Company's latest electric vehicle is versatile and configurable for payload capacity, towing capability, or both.

The Lion Electric Company has launched the Lion5, an all-electric Class 5 truck powered by LionBattery packs, Lion's new in-house engineered and manufactured 800V battery packs.

This unveiling took place during the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo. On the show floor, Lion premiered its first-ever Lion5, which has a maximum payload of up to 12,500 lbs. and is slated for production before year-end.

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"At Lion we've always believed in finding a better way to serve fleets and benefit the environment and the Lion5 is our most recent example of this yet. The design and performance of this innovative, all-electric truck is sure to redefine how our customers answer their commercial fleet needs," said Brian Piern, Lion Electric's Chief Commercial Officer. "It is because of the success of the Lion6 that we are able to introduce today our next generation platform, the Lion5, the premier vehicle for last-mile delivery and more, featuring the first application of LionBattery, our in-house designed and manufactured battery packs."

The new all-electric commercial truck cab chassis is best suited for Class 5 vehicles but offers configurations up to Class 6. The Lion5 provides 315 HP and 2,360 ft.-lb. of torque and can be equipped with a GCWR ("Gross Combined Weight Rating") of up to 30,000 lbs.

Featuring a low enter of gravity, the Lion5 features a low cab forward design and an auto leveling 4-wheel independent suspension system. The vehicle also includes electronic stability control (ESC), traction control, hill start assist, and a limited slip differential.

At the front, the Lion5's cab is 96” wide and has been purposefully designed to be stationary with a cutaway configuration option enabling seamless passthrough between the cab and any suitable body upfit. The cab’s steps form into the cab for greater visibility, and the adaptive independent suspension variants have a programmable feature that lowers the vehicle 3” when opening the door.  

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

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