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Lion Electric honored with mHUB Chicago’s Manufacturer of the Year Award

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Lion Electric has been at the forefront of the electrification revolution for 15 years and now has more than 1,850 zero-emission vehicles on the road. PHOTO courtesy Lion Electric.

Quebec’s The Lion Electric Company, a manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, received mHUB Chicago’s Manufacturer of the Year Award at the 2024 Fourth Revolution annual celebration, which recognized manufacturers, hardtech startups and organizations for being innovative and focusing on economic growth.

“We are honored to be named mHUB Chicago’s Manufacturer of the Year during the 2024 Fourth Revolution Award reception and congratulate all of our fellow recipients for their respective distinction,” said Nicolas Brunet, President of Lion Electric. “As a leader and visionary in the clean transportation industry, we are committed to expanding the adoption of zero-emission school buses and safe electric trucks, strengthening the manufacturing economy, and addressing environmental sustainability in both Illinois and the nation.”

Lion Electric has been at the forefront of the electrification revolution for 15 years and now has more than 1,850 zero-emission vehicles on the road, which have accumulated over 22-million miles of real-world operation throughout the U.S. and Canada.

The company contributes to clean energy transportation job growth in the United States with its national network of customer experience centers and new 900,000 square-foot facility in Joliet, Illinois, that officially opened in July 2023 as the largest all-electric U.S. manufacturing facility dedicated to medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicle production.  To date, Lion Electric has invested over $100 million in the state of Illinois.  

Within the past six months, Lion started production and customer deliveries of its all-new, purpose-built electric LionD school bus and Lion5 commercial truck. The LionD is exclusively manufactured at the company’s Joliet plant and addresses the largest vehicle type within the school bus segment, providing safe, quiet, and emissions-free transportation for up to 83 children at a time.  

“mHUB is pleased to recognize Lion Electric as the 2024 Fourth Revolution Award’s Manufacturer of the Year,” said Haven Allen, mHUB CEO and Co-Founder. “This honorary award is given to manufacturing companies making strides in innovation, productivity, or capacity within the region. Lion Electric has proven it is not only driving economic opportunity but is committed to improving society by electrifying transportation. On behalf of the entire team at mHUB, its board of directors and ecosystem, congratulations Lion Electric.”

mHUB is a leading independent hardtech and manufacturing innovation center that exists to convene the entrepreneurial ecosystem around physical product innovation to ensure that the manufacturing industry continues to accelerate, grow and thrive. To learn more about mHUB visit:  https://www.mhubchicago.com/

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