Canadian National railways has announced a deal to purchase 50 Canadian-built electric trucks for local deliveries. The trucks will handle transport between Canadian cities such as Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.

The trucks will be made by Lion Electric, a company based in Quebec. Lion Electric has been building electric trucks since 2019 when it first launched the Lion8 Class 9 truck. The battery-powered Lion8 was designed for urban deliveries, with a range of up to 250 miles on a single charge. 

At the press conference announcing the deal, CN President, Jean-Jacques Ruet, explained that CN has committed to reducing its fleet’s greenhouse gas emissions by 25% in 2030.

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