Lion Electric Company has officially opened its new facility in Joliet, Illinois. The 900,000 square-foot facility, which will produce medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, will have a manufacturing capacity of 2,500 all-electric school buses at the end of 2023. At full capacity, the plant will have a production output of 20,000 commercial vehicles (buses and trucks) per year. The new project will generate 1,400 new jobs for the area.
In a recent quote, Marc Bédard, CEO-Founder of Lion Electric, said, “We are at the forefront of a manufacturing rebirth in the United States, and together with Governor J.B. Pritzker and his team, industry stakeholders and EV advocates, we are creating the next era of transportation in the Midwest, with a critical need to reduce carbon emissions, strengthen the region’s economic vitality, and support sustainability.”
Investing in American Manufacturing - 2023
This map shows where manufacturers are choosing to invest their resources, whether they are building new production facilities or expanding existing plants.