Lion Electrical revealed its new Class 5 providing, the Lion5, powered by the primary LionBattery pack, Lion’s personal in-house engineered and manufactured 800V battery pack.
The Lion5 has a most payload of 12,500 kilos and is scheduled for manufacturing earlier than the top of 2023, firm officers mentioned through the Superior Clear Transportation Expo in Anaheim, California, Could 3.
Lion5 — Past Final-Mile Supply
Whereas it’s positioned for last-mile supply, it would match simply into many extra functions with its GVWR Class 5-to-6 crossover capabilities.
In Class 5, it has a GVWR of 19,500 lbs., up by means of 26,000 lbs. in Class 6.
Whether or not requiring payload capability, towing functionality, or each, the Lion5 harnesses 315 hp and a couple of,360 lb.-ft of torque and could be outfitted with a GCWR of as much as 30,000 lbs. for towing small- to medium-sized trailers.
“The Lion5 is an ideal instance of what we name a purpose-built electrical truck,” mentioned firm founder and CEO, Marc Bedard. “It is designed to be simply built-in into truck fleets for last-mile and middle-mile supply, and as many different makes use of because the operators see match. This truck has an incredible complete price of possession and we belief it would change into one of the best good friend of the drivers and mechanics.”
Upgraded Trip and Dealing with Efficiency
Drivers and passengers will respect the premium journey and dealing with efficiency derived from the Lion5’s low middle of gravity and well-balanced front-to-back weight distribution.
It additionally has auto-leveling four-wheel impartial suspension customary on sure fashions. For added security and traction administration, the Lion5 has digital stability management, traction management, hill-start help, and a limited-slip differential.
At 96 inches large, the Lion5’s cab could be configured as a full-cab or a cutaway configuration enabling seamless pass-through between the cab and any appropriate physique upfit.
In the case of exiting the car, Lion engineered the steps to kind into the cab for quick visibility from the driving force’s or passenger’s seat when their respective door is open. Including to the security and ease of coming into and exiting, the adaptive impartial suspension variants have a programmable function that lowers the car three inches when opening the door.
“That’s a key function when the truck is spec’d as an ambulance permitting for a lot simpler entry and egress with sufferers,” mentioned Bedard.
The Lion5 has been engineered to be upfit with any appropriate physique utility. Bodybuilders have entry to 4kW of low voltage and as much as 32kW of excessive voltage when outfitted with the non-compulsory ePTO interface. For extra flexibility, upfitters can select from a number of LionBattery pack placement configurations, relying on construct specification choices.
LionBattery Powers the Future for Lion Electrical
First put in on the Lion5, the LionBattery is an 800v proprietary battery system comprised of a battery administration system, a battery thermal administration system, and battery modules and packs.
The LionBattery was designed to optimize efficiency, integration, and packaging all through Lion’s full portfolio of industrial vehicles and buses. Within the Lion5, it would ship a variety of as much as 200 miles, whereas having the potential to be charged to 80% in 1.5 hours.