ELECTRIFICATION. The first manufacturer to market a 100% electric school bus, Autobus Lion Saint-Jérôme, stands out in the North American market. On a mission to New York, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard praised the efforts of Autobus Lion, Saint-Jérôme, to convincingly break through the American school bus market with its all-electric vehicle. . Already available in Canada, as well as in Massachusetts and California, the e-Lion bus is now attracting the attention of major New York industry players, a territory that includes some of the largest school districts in the United States. and the largest school bus market in North America. "Québec has become a recognized and respected player on the international scene in the fight against climate change, but also for its efforts towards the development of a lower carbon economy. Bus Lion is a proud representative of the new economy we are working to build in Québec, an innovative, prosperous and sustainable economy that requires complementary and concerted efforts from both the government and economic players. The electrification of transportation is a way forward, and we intend to use Québec expertise and know-how to develop successful business opportunities for all of our regions, while contributing tangibly to meeting our objectives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, "said the Premier of Quebec. The Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie and Minister responsible for the Laurentians, Christine St-Pierre, also emphasized the company's dynamism. "Since its creation, Autobus Lion has carved out a place of choice in the field of school transportation and now in the field of electric vehicles. The company shines with creativity and innovation and is proud of the people of the region. It employs 85 people in a promising technology sector, "she said. At New York New York-based Lion Bus Company has successfully demonstrated its e-Lion vehicle at the entrance to the Times Center building in New York, where the company is present in New York City on a business mission. takes place the 8th edition of the Climate Week, an international event gathering experts in the fight against climate change as well as important players in the field of business. In October 2015, Québec launched its transportation electrification action plan, which targets the release of 100,000 electric vehicles by 2020. Lion Bus "Since 2008, Autobus Lion has relied on the quality and reliability of the products it sells. We have invested heavily to develop an electric vehicle that meets the needs of operators and we are very proud to be the first original manufacturer to market a 100% electric school bus. About fifty e-Lion are already on our roads, "said Lion Bus President Marc Bédard.