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Lion Electric Company

Lion Electric Company (LEV)

0.8953
-0.0145
(-1.59%)
Closed July 23 4:00PM
0.8954
0.0001
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Current Price
0.8954
Bid
-
Ask
-
Volume
152,103
0.88 Day's Range 0.919
0.84 52 Week Range 2.68
Market Cap
Previous Close
0.9098
Open
0.905
Last Trade
2743
@
0.8953
Last Trade Time
Financial Volume
$ 136,234
VWAP
0.895672
Average Volume (3m)
437,986
Shares Outstanding
226,215,913
Dividend Yield
-
PE Ratio
-2.70
Earnings Per Share (EPS)
-0.46
Revenue
253.5M
Net Profit
-103.77M

About Lion Electric Company

The Lion Electric Company is a Canada-based manufacturer of urban vehicles. The Company¿s principal activities include design, development, manufacturing and distribution of purpose-built all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, including battery systems, chassis, bus bodies and truck cabi... The Lion Electric Company is a Canada-based manufacturer of urban vehicles. The Company¿s principal activities include design, development, manufacturing and distribution of purpose-built all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, including battery systems, chassis, bus bodies and truck cabins. The Company also distributes truck and bus parts and accessories. The Company¿s products include Lion6, Lion8, LionC, LionA, LionD and LionM. The Company provides various services and parts, including LionEnergy, LionBeat, LionGrant, LionAssistance and LionCapital Solutions. Its LionEnergy is a customized charging infrastructure solution. Its LionBeat is a purposed design electrical vehicle telematic system. Its LionGrant provides assistance to customers, such as identifying and applying for grant funding opportunities across the United States and Canada. Its LionAssistance is a complete part department, which provides maintenance and repair work on all types of electric vehicles. Show more

Sector
Motor Vehicles & Car Bodies
Industry
Motor Vehicles & Car Bodies
Headquarters
Quebec City, Quebec, Can
Founded
1970
Lion Electric Company is listed in the Motor Vehicles & Car Bodies sector of the New York Stock Exchange with ticker LEV. The last closing price for Lion Electric was $0.91. Over the last year, Lion Electric shares have traded in a share price range of $ 0.84 to $ 2.68.

Lion Electric currently has 226,215,913 shares outstanding. The market capitalization of Lion Electric is $205.81 million. Lion Electric has a price to earnings ratio (PE ratio) of -2.70.

LEV Latest News

LION ELECTRIC ANNOUNCES SECOND QUARTER 2024 RESULTS RELEASE DATE

LION ELECTRIC ANNOUNCES SECOND QUARTER 2024 RESULTS RELEASE DATE Canada NewsWire MONTREAL, July 16, 2024 MONTREAL, July 16, 2024 /CNW/ - The Lion Electric Company (NYSE: LEV) (TSX: LEV...

LION ÉLECTRIQUE ANNONCE DES MODIFICATIONS À CERTAINS INSTRUMENTS DE CRÉDIT DE PREMIER RANG ET LA CONCLUSION D'UN NOUVEAU FINANCEMENT

LION ÉLECTRIQUE ANNONCE DES MODIFICATIONS À CERTAINS INSTRUMENTS DE CRÉDIT DE PREMIER RANG ET LA CONCLUSION D'UN NOUVEAU FINANCEMENT Canada NewsWire MONTRÉAL, le 2 juill...

LION ELECTRIC ANNOUNCES AMENDMENTS TO CERTAIN SENIOR CREDIT INSTRUMENTS AND THE ENTERING INTO OF NEW FINANCING

LION ELECTRIC ANNOUNCES AMENDMENTS TO CERTAIN SENIOR CREDIT INSTRUMENTS AND THE ENTERING INTO OF NEW FINANCING PR Newswire MONTREAL, July 2, 2024 MONTREAL, July 2, 2024 /PRNewswire/ - The Lion...

LION ELECTRIC ANNOUNCES SUCCESSFUL FINAL CERTIFICATION OF ITS LIONBATTERY HD BATTERY PACK

LION ELECTRIC ANNOUNCES SUCCESSFUL FINAL CERTIFICATION OF ITS LIONBATTERY HD BATTERY PACK PR Newswire MONTREAL, June 13, 2024 MONTREAL, June 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ - The Lion Electric Company...

LION ÉLECTRIQUE ANNONCE LA CERTIFICATION FINALE DE LA BATTERIE LION HD

LION ÉLECTRIQUE ANNONCE LA CERTIFICATION FINALE DE LA BATTERIE LION HD Canada NewsWire MONTRÉAL, le 13 juin 2024 MONTRÉAL, le 13 juin 2024 /CNW/ - La Compagnie Électrique Lion (NYSE:...

LION ÉLECTRIQUE DÉVOILE LE LION8 TRACTEUR, UN CAMION COMMERCIAL INNOVANT DE CLASSE 8 ENTIÈREMENT ÉLECTRIQUE

LION ÉLECTRIQUE DÉVOILE LE LION8 TRACTEUR, UN CAMION COMMERCIAL INNOVANT DE CLASSE 8 ENTIÈREMENT ÉLECTRIQUE Canada NewsWire LAS VEGAS, le 21 mai 2024 Faits saillants: Poids...

LION ELECTRIC UNVEILS THE GROUNDBREAKING LION8 TRACTOR, AN ALL-ELECTRIC CLASS 8 COMMERCIAL TRUCK

LION ELECTRIC UNVEILS THE GROUNDBREAKING LION8 TRACTOR, AN ALL-ELECTRIC CLASS 8 COMMERCIAL TRUCK PR Newswire LAS VEGAS, May 21, 2024 Highlights: GCWR: up to 127,000 lbs - highest of the electric...

LION ÉLECTRIQUE ANNONCE LES RÉSULTATS DE SON ASSEMBLÉE ANNUELLE DES ACTIONNAIRES

LION ÉLECTRIQUE ANNONCE LES RÉSULTATS DE SON ASSEMBLÉE ANNUELLE DES ACTIONNAIRES Canada NewsWire MONTRÉAL, le 15 mai 2024 MONTRÉAL, le 15 mai 2024 /CNW/ - La Compagnie...

LION ELECTRIC ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF ANNUAL SHAREHOLDERS MEETING

LION ELECTRIC ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF ANNUAL SHAREHOLDERS MEETING Canada NewsWire MONTREAL, May 15, 2024 MONTREAL, May 15, 2024 /CNW/ - The Lion Electric Company (NYSE: LEV) (TSX: LEV...

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LEV Discussion

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WeTheMarket WeTheMarket 4 weeks ago
Local school bus company gets $44M boost to electrify fleet
The new Langs buses will run on the busiest routes in the London area
CBC News · Posted: Jun 21, 2024
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/local-school-bus-company-gets-44m-boost-to-electrify-fleet-1.7242068

Key quote:

"Langs Bus Lines, which operates hundreds of buses in the region, will receive roughly $44 million for the purchase of 200 electric school buses by 2026."
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glenn1919 glenn1919 1 month ago
LEV............................................https://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=LEV&p=W&b=5&g=0&id=p86431144783
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glenn1919 glenn1919 2 months ago
LEV...............................https://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=LEV&p=W&b=5&g=0&id=p86431144783
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WeTheMarket WeTheMarket 2 months ago
Lion8 Tractor Launch | Press Conference ACT Expo 2024!

Lion Electric
Posted May 21, 2024

Watch the full-length press conference for the launch of the Lion8 Tractor, an all-electric semi-truck with a GCWR of up to 127,000 lbs, and the first vehicle in the Lion Electric lineup to be equipped with our proprietary heavy-duty battery packs combined for a 630 kWh battery capacity.

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WeTheMarket WeTheMarket 2 months ago
LION ELECTRIC UNVEILS THE GROUNDBREAKING LION8 TRACTOR, AN ALL-ELECTRIC CLASS 8 COMMERCIAL TRUCK
May 21 2024
https://ih.advfn.com/stock-market/NYSE/lion-electric-LEV/stock-news/93900094/lion-electric-unveils-the-groundbreaking-lion8-tra
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WeTheMarket WeTheMarket 2 months ago
Oakland is now first in the US to have a 100% electric school bus fleet – and it’s V2G
Avatar for Michelle Lewis
Michelle Lewis | May 15 2024
https://electrek.co/2024/05/15/oakland-is-now-first-in-the-us-to-have-a-100-electric-school-bus-fleet-and-its-v2g/
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WeTheMarket WeTheMarket 2 months ago
SKLV, I'm holding a ton of warrants, no choice other than continue to hold and hope for a miraculous come back.
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SilverKnightLV SilverKnightLV 2 months ago
Thoughts if still holding the LEV 2026 $11.50 strike warrants.
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WeTheMarket WeTheMarket 2 months ago
LION ELECTRIC ANNOUNCES FIRST QUARTER 2024 RESULTS
08/05/2024
Link to Press release https://ir.thelionelectric.com/English/news/news-details/2024/LION-ELECTRIC-ANNOUNCES-FIRST-QUARTER-2024-RESULTS/default.aspx
Link to Presentation https://s27.q4cdn.com/902820926/files/doc_financials/2024/q1/070524-Q1-2024-Earnings-Presentation-v7-FINAL.pdf
Link to Webcast https://events.q4inc.com/attendee/256546900
Link to Previous (Q3/FY 2023) Results https://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/read_msg.aspx?message_id=173942022

MONTREAL, May 8, 2024 /PRNewswire/ - The Lion Electric Company (NYSE: LEV) (TSX: LEV) ("Lion" or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, today announced its financial and operating results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2024, which ended on March 31, 2024. Lion reports its results in US dollars and in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS").

Q1 2024 FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

- Revenue of $55.5 million, up $0.8 million, as compared to $54.7 million in Q1 2023.
- Delivery of 196 vehicles, a decrease of 24 vehicles, as compared to the 220 delivered in Q1 2023.
- Gross loss, reflecting higher manufacturing costs due to the introduction of new products, of $11.1 million as compared to a gross loss of $2.3 million in Q1 2023.
- Net loss of $21.7 million, as compared to net loss of $15.6 million in Q1 2023.
- Adjusted EBITDA1 of negative $17.3 million, as compared to negative $14.5 million in Q1 2023.
- Additions to property, plant and equipment of $0.4 million, down $22.7 million, as compared to $23.1 million in Q1 2023.
- Additions to intangible assets, which mainly consist of vehicle and battery development activities, amounted to $11.3 million, ($8.2 million net of government assistance received), down $5.2 million as compared to $16.5 million in Q1 2023.
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1 Adjusted EBITDA is a non-IFRS financial measure. See "Non-IFRS Measures and Other Performance Metrics" section of this press release.

BUSINESS UPDATES

- More than 2,000 vehicles on the road, with over 25 million miles driven (over 40 million kilometers).
- Vehicle order book2 of 2,004 all-electric medium- and heavy-duty urban vehicles as of May 7, 2024, consisting of 211 trucks and 1,793 buses, representing a combined total order value of approximately $475 million based on management's estimates.
- LionEnergy order book of 350 charging stations and related services as of May 7, 2024, representing a combined total order value of approximately $8 million.
- 12 experience centers in operation in the United States and Canada.
- Initial deliveries to customers of Lion5 trucks (delivered with medium duty Lion battery packs) and of LionD buses during the first quarter of 2024.

On April 18, 2024, the Company announced a reduction of its workforce, combined with other cost-cutting measures, including in areas such as third-party inventory logistics, lease expenses, consulting, product development and professional fees. The workforce reduction affected approximately 120 employees in overhead and product development functions. These measures were aimed at further reducing the Company's operating expenses and aligning its cost structure to current market dynamics, notably delays experienced with the ZETF, which continue to adversely impact the Company's school bus deliveries.

"Despite a challenging first quarter marked by turbulence in the electric vehicle sector, our commitment to long-term growth remains unwavering. This drove us to make the tough decision to streamline our workforce and implement cost-saving measures. While difficult, this move was essential to fortify our liquidity in the face of market volatility, ensuring sustainability without compromising production capacity," commented Marc Bedard, CEO-Founder of Lion. "As we commence deliveries of the LionD and Lion5, our focus for the remainder of the year is on ramping up purchase orders and accelerating deliveries, essential steps in reaching profitability," he concluded.

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2 See "Non-IFRS Measures and Other Performance Metrics" section of this press release. The Company's vehicle and charging stations order book is determined by management based on purchase orders that have been signed, orders that have been formally confirmed by clients or products in respect of which formal joint applications for governmental programs, subsidies or incentives have been made by the applicable clients and the Company. The order book is expressed as a number of units or a total dollar value, which dollar value is determined based on the pricing of each unit included in the order book. The vehicles included in the vehicle order book as of May 7, 2024 provided for a delivery period ranging from a few months to the end of the year ending December 31, 2028, with substantially all of such vehicles currently providing for deliveries before the end of the year ending December 31, 2025, which corresponds to the latest date by which claims are required to be made according to the current eligibility criteria of the ZETF, unless otherwise agreed by Infrastructure Canada. In addition, substantially all of the vehicle orders included in the order book are subject to the granting of governmental subsidies and incentives, including programs in respect of which applications relating to vehicles of Lion have not yet been fully processed to date. The processing times of governmental programs, subsidies and incentives are also subject to important variations. There has been in the past and the Company expects there will continue to be variances between the expected delivery periods of orders and the actual delivery times, and certain delays could be significant. Also, there has been in the past and the Company expects there will continue to be variances in the eligibility criteria of the various programs, subsidies and incentives introduced by governmental authorities, including in their interpretation and application. Such variances or delays could result in the loss of a subsidy or incentive and/or in the cancellation of certain orders, in whole or in part. The Company's presentation of the order book should not be construed as a representation by the Company that the vehicles and charging stations included in its order book will translate into actual sales.

SELECT EXPLANATIONS ON RESULTS OF OPERATIONS FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF FISCAL YEAR 2024

Revenue

For the three months ended March 31, 2024, revenue amounted to $55.5 million, an increase of $0.8 million, compared to the three months ended March 31, 2023. The increase in revenue was primarily due to the impact of a higher proportion of U.S. vehicle sales (which results in a more favorable product mix), partially offset by the impact of a decrease in vehicle sales volume of 24 units, from 220 units (207 school buses and 13 trucks; 215 vehicles in Canada and 5 vehicles in the U.S.) for the three months ended March 31, 2023, to 196 units (184 school buses and 12 trucks; 165 vehicles in Canada and 31 vehicles in the U.S.) for the three months ended March 31, 2024.

Cost of Sales

For the three months ended March 31, 2024, cost of sales amounted to $66.6 million, representing an increase of $9.7 million, compared to the three months ended March 31, 2023. The increase was primarily due to increased manufacturing costs related to the ramp-up of the new products (LionD, Lion5, and the Lion battery packs) partially offset by lower vehicle sales volumes.

Gross Loss

For the three months ended March 31, 2024, gross loss increased by $8.9 million to negative $11.1 million, compared to negative $2.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2023. The decrease was primarily due to increased manufacturing costs related to the ramp-up of the new products (LionD, Lion5, and the Lion battery packs).

Administrative Expenses

For the three months ended March 31, 2024, administrative expenses decreased by $1.9 million, from $13.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2023, to $11.1 million. Administrative expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2024 included $0.3 million of non-cash share-based compensation, compared to $1.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2023. Excluding the impact of non-cash share-based compensation, administrative expenses decreased from $12.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2023, to $10.8 million for three months ended March 31, 2024. The decrease was mainly due to a decrease in expenses and a lower headcount, both resulting from the workforce reduction and cost reduction initiatives implemented starting in November 2023. As a percentage of sales, administrative expenses were 20% of revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2024, compared to 24% for the three months ended March 31, 2023.

Selling Expenses

For the three months ended March 31, 2024, selling expenses decreased by $2.1 million, from $5.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2023, to $3.8 million. Selling expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2024 included $0.1 million of non-cash share-based compensation, compared to $0.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2023. Excluding the impact of non-cash share-based compensation, selling expenses decreased from $5.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2023, to $3.7 million for three months ended March 31, 2024. The decrease was primarily due to streamlined selling related expenses, including lower headcount and marketing costs resulting from the workforce reduction and cost reduction initiatives implemented starting in November 2023.

Finance Costs

For the three months ended March 31, 2024, finance costs increased by $9.2 million, from $1.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2023, to $10.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2024. Finance costs for the three months ended March 31, 2024 were net of $0.3 million of capitalized borrowing costs, compared to $1.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2023. Excluding the impact of capitalized borrowing costs, finance costs increased by $7.8 million compared to the three months ended March 31, 2023. The increase was driven primarily by higher interest expense on long-term debt, due to higher average debt outstanding during the first quarter of fiscal 2024 relating to borrowings made under the Revolving Credit Agreement, the IQ Loan, the SIF Loan, the Finalta-CDPQ Loan Agreement, and the Supplier Credit Facility (as such terms are defined below), interest (including interest paid in kind with respect to the Convertible Debentures) and accretion expense as well as financing costs related to the Convertible Debentures and Non-Convertible Debentures issued in July 2023, and an increase in interest costs related to lease liabilities, including for the Battery Plant. Finance charges for the three months ended March 31, 2024 included non-cash charges of $5.5 million related to interest paid in kind with respect to the Convertible Debentures and accretion expense.

Foreign Exchange Loss (Gain)

Foreign exchange loss (gain) relates primarily to the revaluation of net monetary assets denominated in foreign currencies to the functional currencies of the related Lion entities. For the three months ended March 31, 2024, foreign exchange loss was $2.6 million, compared to a gain of $1.2 million in the prior year, related primarily to the impact of changes in foreign currency rates (impact of changes in the Canadian dollar relative to the U.S. dollar).

Change in Fair Value of Conversion Options on Convertible Debt Instruments

For the three months ended March 31, 2024, change in fair value of conversion options on convertible debt instruments resulted in a gain of $10.7 million, and was related to the revaluation of the conversion options on the Convertible Debentures issued in July 2023 resulting mainly from the decrease in the market price of Lion equity as compared to the previous valuations.

Change in Fair Value of Share Warrant Obligations

Change in fair value of share warrant obligations moved from a gain of $5.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2023, to a gain of $6.7 million, for the three months ended March 31, 2024. The gain for the three months ended March 31, 2024 was related to the Specific Customer Warrants, the public and private Business Combination Warrants, the 2022 Warrants, and the July 2023 Warrants, and resulted mainly from the decrease in the market price of Lion equity as compared to the previous valuations.

Net Loss

The net loss of $21.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2024 as compared to the net loss of $15.6 million for the prior year was mainly due to the higher gross loss and higher finance costs, partially offset by the impact of the reduction in administrative and selling expenses as well as higher gains related to non-cash decrease in the fair value of share warrant obligations and the conversion options on convertible debt instrument.

CONFERENCE CALL

A conference call and webcast will be held on May 8, 2024, at 8:30 a.m. (Eastern Time) to discuss the results. To participate in the conference call, please dial (404) 975-4839 or (833) 470-1428 (toll free) using the Access Code 431009. An investor presentation and a live webcast of the conference call will also be available at www.thelionelectric.com under the "Events and Presentations" page of the "Investors" section. An archive of the event will be available for a period of time shortly after the conference call.

ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS

This year, the Company will be holding its Annual Meeting of Shareholders as a completely virtual meeting, which will be conducted via live webcast on May 15, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern Time). Shareholders of the Company, regardless of their geographic location, may attend the Meeting online at https://www.icastpro.ca/elion240515.

The Company's management information circular and notice of annual meeting of shareholders relating to the Annual Meeting of Shareholders are available on Lion's website at www.thelionelectric.com in the Investors section, under Events and Presentations, and have been filed on SEDAR+ at www.sedarplus.ca and EDGAR at www.sec.gov.

FINANCIAL REPORT

This release should be read together with the 2024 first quarter financial report, including the unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements of the Company and the related notes as at March 31, 2024 and for the three months ended March 31, 2024 and 2023, and the related management discussion and analysis ("MD&A"), which will be filed by the Company with applicable Canadian securities regulatory authorities and with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and which will be available on SEDAR+ as well as on our website at www.thelionelectric.com. Capitalized terms not otherwise defined herein shall have the meaning ascribed to them in the MD&A.
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WeTheMarket WeTheMarket 3 months ago
Argonne and Lion Electric Exploring Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Technology

Argonne National Laboratory
14.3K subscribers
Posted May 3, 2024

Argonne is a U.S. Department of Energy science and engineering research center that – along its partners in industry, academia and government – tackles global challenges in energy, security, and a range of other areas. Among those areas is electric vehicles and their integration into society.

Argonne and Lion Electric – the largest producer of medium and heavy-duty electric vehicles (EVs) in North America – are collaborating to explore vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology.

The organizations aim to turn the company's electric trucks and buses into grid contributors for stability and renewable integration. V2G technology turns EVs into mini power plants, enabling their batteries to feed energy back into the grid. This helps balance demand on the grid and promotes renewable energy integration.

Argonne and Lion Electric recently conducted a successful V2G demonstration using the LionC all-electric school bus. The successful demonstration confirmed the LionC's seamless 48-kW, bi-directional charging capability. The demo also showcased LionC's potential to reduce reliance on fossil fuels by storing and feeding clean energy back into the grid.

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WeTheMarket WeTheMarket 3 months ago
LION ELECTRIC ANNOUNCES FIRST QUARTER 2024 RESULTS RELEASE DATE
April 23 2024
https://ih.advfn.com/stock-market/NYSE/lion-electric-LEV/stock-news/93697906/lion-electric-announces-first-quarter-2024-results

MONTREAL, April 23, 2024 /CNW/ - The Lion Electric Company (NYSE: LEV) (TSX: LEV) ("Lion" or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, today announced that it will release its first quarter 2024 results on May 8, 2024, before markets open. A conference call and webcast will be held on the same day, at 8:30 a.m. (Eastern Time) to discuss the results.

To participate in the conference call, please dial (404) 975-4839 or (833) 470-1428 (toll free) using the Access Code 431009. A live webcast of the conference call will also be available at www.thelionelectric.com under the "Events and Presentation" page of the "Investors" section. An archive of the event will be available shortly after the conference call.

ABOUT LION ELECTRIC
Lion Electric is an innovative manufacturer of zero-emission vehicles. The Company creates, designs and manufactures all-electric class 5 to class 8 commercial urban trucks and all-electric school buses. Lion is a North American leader in electric transportation and designs, builds and assembles many of its vehicles' components, including chassis, battery packs, truck cabins and bus bodies.

Always actively seeking new and reliable technologies, Lion vehicles have unique features that are specifically adapted to its users and their everyday needs. Lion believes that transitioning to all-electric vehicles will lead to major improvements in our society, environment and overall quality of life. Lion shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol LEV.

Cision View original content:https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/lion-electric-announces-first-quarter-2024-results-release-date-302123868.html
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WeTheMarket WeTheMarket 3 months ago
LION ELECTRIC ANNOUNCES WORKFORCE REDUCTION AND COST-CUTTING MEASURES
April 18 2024
https://ih.advfn.com/stock-market/NYSE/lion-electric-LEV/stock-news/93678971/lion-electric-announces-workforce-reduction-and-co

MONTREAL, April 18, 2024 /CNW/ - The Lion Electric Company (NYSE: LEV) (TSX: LEV) ("Lion" or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, announced today a reduction of its workforce, combined with other cost-cutting measures, aimed at further reducing its operating expenses and aligning its cost structure to current market dynamics.

The workforce reduction affects approximately 120 employees, mostly Canada-based employees in overhead and product development functions. The measure should not negatively impact the Company's production capacity. Following this workforce reduction, Lion will have approximately 1,150 employees, including more than 600 manufacturing positions.

In addition to the workforce reduction, Lion continues to undertake internal measures to reduce its cost structure, including in areas such as third-party inventory logistics, lease expenses, consulting, product development and professional fees.

The workforce reduction and cost cutting measures announced today, combined with the measures announced in November 2023 and February 2024, are expected to result in annualized costs savings of approximately $40 million.

"Current market dynamics, notably delays experienced with the Canada's Zero-Emission Transit Fund, continue to adversely impact our school bus deliveries and forced us to further reduce our workforce," said Marc Bedard, CEO-Founder of Lion. "We sincerely regret the impact of this decision on our valued employees. It is however crucial to rightsize our workforce to the current environment. We remain confident in our long-term growth and that of our industry and, keeping our focus on our profitability objectives and our production requirements, we will continue to work tirelessly on the execution of our business plan", he added.

ABOUT LION ELECTRIC
Lion Electric is an innovative manufacturer of zero-emission vehicles. The company creates, designs and manufactures all-electric class 5 to class 8 commercial urban trucks and all-electric school buses. Lion is a North American leader in electric transportation and designs, builds and assembles many of its vehicles' components, including chassis, battery packs, truck cabins and bus bodies.

Always actively seeking new and reliable technologies, Lion vehicles have unique features that are specifically adapted to its users and their everyday needs. Lion believes that transitioning to all-electric vehicles will lead to major improvements in our society, environment and overall quality of life. Lion shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol LEV.
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glenn1919 glenn1919 4 months ago
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WeTheMarket WeTheMarket 4 months ago
Lion Electric Honored with mHUB Chicago's Manufacturer of the Year Award
March 14 2024
https://ih.advfn.com/stock-market/NYSE/lion-electric-LEV/stock-news/93491233/lion-electric-honored-with-mhub-chicagos-manufactu
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WeTheMarket WeTheMarket 4 months ago
LionD Walkaround | Get a 360-degree view of this all-electric school bus!

Lion Electric
3.49K subscribers
Posted Feb 28, 2024

The LionD is now out in the wild and we want to make sure that everything awesome about this vehicle is also available for everyone's knowledge - zero-emission school transportation just got an bigger, and you've got to learn more about it!

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WeTheMarket WeTheMarket 4 months ago
Posted 2 wks ago.

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WeTheMarket WeTheMarket 4 months ago
LION ANNOUNCES UPCOMING PARTICIPATION AT INVESTOR CONFERENCE
March 08 2024
https://ih.advfn.com/stock-market/NYSE/lion-electric-LEV/stock-news/93453242/lion-announces-upcoming-participation-at-investor

MONTREAL, QC, March 8, 2024 /CNW/ - The Lion Electric Company (NYSE: LEV) (TSX: LEV) ("Lion" or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, announced today that the Company will be presenting at the following investor conference:

ROTH MKM - 36th Annual ROTH Conference
Date: March 17-19, 2024
Location: Dana Point, CA

ABOUT LION ELECTRIC
Lion Electric is an innovative manufacturer of zero-emission vehicles. The company creates, designs and manufactures all-electric class 5 to class 8 commercial urban trucks and all-electric school buses. Lion is a North American leader in electric transportation and designs, builds and assembles many of its vehicles' components, including chassis, battery packs, truck cabins and bus bodies.

Always actively seeking new and reliable technologies, Lion vehicles have unique features that are specifically adapted to its users and their everyday needs. Lion believes that transitioning to all-electric vehicles will lead to major improvements in our society, environment and overall quality of life. Lion shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol LEV.

Cision View original content:https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/lion-announces-upcoming-participation-at-investor-conference-302083545.html

SOURCE The Lion Electric Co.
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WeTheMarket WeTheMarket 5 months ago
On the Road To Zero: Spotlight on Success | HVIP x Zum Transportation

CALSTART
6.53K subscribers
Posted Mar 5, 2024

See how Zum, with its fleet of Lion electric school buses, is improving the driver and student transportation experience for good—making the ride cleaner and quieter with reliable charging and power. Electric doesn’t mean compromising comfort or performance, and California’s Voucher Incentive Program (HVIP) can help make your fleet’s transition to a cleaner, safer environment easier.

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WeTheMarket WeTheMarket 5 months ago
Lion Electric Slams Slow Federal Grant Allocation
February 29, 2024
https://www.ledevoir.com/economie/808156/mises-pied-temporaires-lion-electrique-saint-jerome

Half of Lion Electric's backlog for school buses outside Quebec depends on federal grants. However, while Ottawa is ready to move forward with some of these funds, the majority has been delayed for more than two years. As a result, these orders are on ice and the manufacturer says it is suffering as a result. On Thursday, the company announced the layoff of 100 employees at its Saint-Jérôme plant, in addition to posting a net loss of more than $100 million for the past year.

"We have orders for about 1,200 vehicles that can't move forward," said Marc Bédard, founder and CEO of Lion Electric, in an interview with Le Devoir.

These come from outside Quebec and are conditional on receiving grants from the Zero Emission Public Transit Fund. This federal fund has a budget of $2.75 billion over five years and can cover up to 50% of the funding for eligible projects.

"In fact, to our knowledge, unfortunately there are no electric school buses that have been approved under this program so far," says Mr. Bédard, who laments the processing times.

In fact, a conditional order for 200 LionC buses, placed by Ontario-based Langs Bus Lines in December 2021, received an initial grant offer last September from Infrastructure Canada. In a letter from December, a copy of which was obtained by Le Devoir, Ottawa reiterated its offer.

Langs Bus Lines and Infrastructure Canada have not reached a final agreement to date. A source at the department argues that the delay in this file is not the fault of the federal government and believes that the carrier would be willing to move forward with the terms of the current contract.

However, another, much larger order has yet to qualify for the federal program: the conditional order for 1000 LionC buses placed in October 2021 by the organization Student Transportation of Canada. The file is still being analyzed.

"These backorders are just the tip of the iceberg," says Bédard. "There are a lot of operators who want to place orders in the rest of Canada today, but are waiting for approval from the Ministry of Infrastructure to place their orders."

Layoffs and losses
On Thursday, Lion Electric laid off 100 employees at its plant in Saint-Jérôme, in the Laurentians. The company made the announcement during the presentation of its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2023 and for the full year.

"We're eliminating the evening respite until the program's grants are approved," Bédard said in an interview. "It's very sad. But how can we pay employees when we are missing all this part of income? We can't put the company in difficulty," says the company's director. Until then, production continues, but the "rate is temporarily reduced under the circumstances."

These layoffs are in addition to the 150 layoffs announced last fall.

In the fourth quarter of 2023, Lion Electric's net loss was $56.5 million, compared to a loss of $4.6 million in the same period a year earlier. For the full year, its net loss was $103.8 million, compared to net income of $17.8 million in fiscal 2022. The company delivered 852 vehicles in the past year, 333 more than the 519 vehicles delivered last year.

Lion Electric's stock tumbled on the Toronto Stock Exchange following the announcements. At the close of trading on Thursday, it was worth $1.99, down 12.7% from the start of the day.
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WeTheMarket WeTheMarket 5 months ago
LION ELECTRIC ANNOUNCES FOURTH QUARTER AND FISCAL 2023 RESULTS
29/02/2024
Link to Press Release https://ir.thelionelectric.com/English/news/news-details/2024/LION-ELECTRIC-ANNOUNCES-FOURTH-QUARTER-AND-FISCAL-2023-RESULTS/default.aspx
Link to Webcast https://events.q4inc.com/attendee/506172225
Link to Investor Presentation https://s27.q4cdn.com/902820926/files/doc_financials/2023/q4/270224-Q4-and-F-2023-Earnings-Presentation-FINAL.pdf
Link to Prior (3Q 2023) Results https://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/read_msg.aspx?message_id=173170525

MONTREAL, Feb. 29, 2024 /PRNewswire/ - The Lion Electric Company (NYSE: LEV) (TSX: LEV) ("Lion" or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, today announced its financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended on December 31, 2023. Lion reports its results in US dollars and in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS").

Q4 2023 FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

- Revenue of $60.4 million, up $13.7 million, as compared to $46.8 million in Q4 2022.
- Delivery of 188 vehicles, an increase of 14 vehicles, as compared to the 174 delivered in Q4 2022.
- Gross loss of $9.1 million as compared to a gross loss of $4.8 million in Q4 2022.
- Adjusted gross profit1 of $0.8 million as compared to adjusted gross loss of $4.8 million in Q4 2022.
- Net loss of $56.5 million in Q4 2023, as compared to net loss of $4.6 million in Q4 2022.
- Adjusted EBITDA2 of negative $6.3 million, as compared to negative $13.9 million in Q4 2022.
- Additions to property, plant and equipment related to the Joliet Facility and the Lion Campus, amounted to $13.7 million, down $25.4 million, as compared to $39.1 million in Q4 2022. See section 8.0 of the Company's MD&A for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2023 entitled "Operational Highlights" for more information related to the Joliet Facility and the Lion Campus.
- Additions to intangible assets, which mainly consist of vehicle and battery development activities, amounted to $17.8 million, down $3.5 million as compared to $21.3 million in Q4 2022.
- Impairment of intangible assets and property, plant and equipment of $36.0 million and write-down of inventory of $9.8 million related to the LionA and LionM minibuses for which the Company made the decision to indefinitely delay the start of commercial production, as announced on November 7, 2023.
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1 Adjusted gross profit (loss) is a non-IFRS financial measure. See "Non-IFRS Measures and Other Performance Metrics" section of this press release.
2 Adjusted EBITDA is a non-IFRS financial measure. See "Non-IFRS Measures and Other Performance Metrics" section of this press release.

FY 2023 FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

- Delivery of 852 vehicles, an increase of 333 vehicles, as compared to the 519 delivered in fiscal 2022.
- Revenue of $253.5 million, up $113.6 million, as compared to $139.9 million in fiscal 2022.
- Gross loss of $5.5 million, as compared to gross loss of $12.9 million in fiscal 2022.
- Adjusted gross profit of $4.3 million as compared to adjusted gross loss of $12.9 million in fiscal 2022.
- Net loss of $103.8 million, as compared to net earnings of $17.8 million in fiscal 2022.
- Adjusted EBITDA of negative $34.3 million, as compared to negative $54.8 million in fiscal 2022.
- Additions to property, plant and equipment related to the Joliet Facility and the Lion Campus, amounted to $72.2 million, down $75.8 million, as compared to $148.0 million in fiscal 2022. See section 8.0 of the Company's MD&A for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2023 entitled "Operational Highlights" for more information related to the Joliet Facility and the Lion Campus.
- Additions to intangible assets, which mainly consist of vehicle and battery development activities, amounted to $67.2 million, down $11.9 million, as compared to $79.1 million in fiscal 2022.
- Impairment of intangible assets and property, plant and equipment of $36.0 million and write-down of inventory of $9.8 million related to the LionA and LionM minibuses for which the Company made the decision to indefinitely delay of the start of commercial production, as announced on November 7, 2023.

BUSINESS UPDATES

- More than 1,850 vehicles on the road, with over 22 million miles driven (over 36 million kilometers).
- Vehicle order book3 of 2,076 all-electric medium- and heavy-duty urban vehicles as of February 28, 2024, consisting of 285 trucks and 1,791 buses, representing a combined total order value of approximately $500 million based on management's estimates.
- LionEnergy order book of 132 charging stations and related services as of February 28, 2024, representing a combined total order value of approximately $4 million.
- 12 experience centers in operation in the United States and Canada.
- Initiated commercial production of LionD units which led to the completion of first deliveries to customers in January 2024.
- Successfully completed the final certification for medium duty Lion battery packs, paving the way for initial deliveries of Lion5 trucks.
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3 See "Non-IFRS Measures and Other Performance Metrics" section of this press release. The Company's vehicle and charging stations order book is determined by management based on purchase orders that have been signed, orders that have been formally confirmed by clients or products in respect of which formal joint applications for governmental programs, subsidies or incentives have been made by the applicable clients and the Company. The order book is expressed as a number of units or a total dollar value, which dollar value is determined based on the pricing of each unit included in the order book. The vehicles included in the vehicle order book as of February 28, 2024 provided for a delivery period ranging from a few months to the end of the year ending December 31, 2026, with substantially all of such vehicles currently providing for deliveries before the end of the year ending December 31, 2025. In addition, substantially all of the vehicle orders included in the order book are subject to the granting of governmental subsidies and incentives, including programs in respect of which applications relating to vehicles of Lion have not yet been fully processed to date. The processing times of governmental programs, subsidies and incentives are also subject to important variations. There has been in the past and the Company expects there will continue to be variances between the expected delivery periods of orders and the actual delivery times, and certain delays could be significant. Also, there has been in the past and the Company expects there will continue to be variances in the eligibility criteria of the various programs, subsidies and incentives introduced by governmental authorities, including in their interpretation and application. Such variances or delays could result in the loss of a subsidy or incentive and/or in the cancellation of certain orders, in whole or in part. The Company's presentation of the order book should not be construed as a representation by the Company that the vehicles and charging stations included in its order book will translate into actual sales.

The Company decided to proceed with the temporarily lay off of approximately 100 employees, mostly impacting the nightshift production workforce at its Saint-Jerome manufacturing facility. The measure aims at further rationalizing the Company's cost structure in the context of prolonged challenges experienced by the Company, including delays and challenges associated with the processing and granting of various governmental subsidies and incentives, notably the ZETF program, which continue to negatively impact the Company's scheduled deliveries and sales efforts, and at further aligning its production workforce with current production requirements. The Company will reassess its production needs in the context of any future developments, including any developments relating to the foregoing challenges.

"2023 has been a year of significant progress, marked by record vehicle deliveries and revenue, which translated into positive adjusted gross margins, and also by several achievements, including the construction and operation of our two new factories and the start of commercial production of our Lion5 electric truck and our LionD electric school bus. However, this past year has not been without its challenges, particularly as it relates to a volatile incentive environment that slowed down the pace of orders and deliveries," commented Marc Bedard, CEO - Founder of Lion. "In 2024, with the growth capex investments now behind us, we will focus on driving growth in orders and deliveries, while diligently controlling costs and keeping a tight control of our liquidity, as we expect the volatile environment to persist for at least the next few months. Despite facing such uncertain environment, we remain committed to leveraging all investments made over the last 15 years, with the ultimate objective to reach profitability." concluded Marc Bedard.

SELECT EXPLANATIONS ON RESULTS OF OPERATIONS FOR THE FOURTH QUARTER AND FISCAL YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2023

Revenue

For the three months ended December 31, 2023, revenue amounted to $60.4 million, an increase of $13.7 million, compared to the corresponding period in the prior year. The increase in revenue was primarily due to an increase in vehicle sales volume of 14 units, from 174 units (139 school buses and 35 trucks; 160 vehicles in Canada and 14 vehicles in the U.S.) for the three months ended December 31, 2022, to 188 units (178 school buses and 10 trucks; 107 vehicles in Canada and 81 vehicles in the U.S.) for the three months ended December 31, 2023, including the impact of a higher proportion of U.S. vehicle sales than in the corresponding period in the prior year.

For the year ended December 31, 2023, revenue amounted to $253.5 million, an increase of $113.6 million, compared to the year ended December 31, 2022. The increase in revenue was primarily due to an increase in vehicle sales volume of 333 units, from 519 units (409 school buses and 110 trucks; 471 vehicles in Canada and 48 vehicles in the U.S.) for the year ended December 31, 2022, to 852 units (771 school buses and 81 trucks; 625 vehicles in Canada and 227 vehicles in the U.S.) for the year ended December 31, 2023. Revenues for the year ended December 31, 2023 were positively impacted by the impact of a higher proportion of U.S. vehicle sales as compared to fiscal 2022, however were negatively impacted by delays in the processing and granting of subsidies, which resulted in the postponement of deliveries of vehicles which were ready for delivery.

Cost of Sales

For the three months ended December 31, 2023, cost of sales amounted to $69.5 million, representing an increase of $17.9 million compared to $51.5 million in the corresponding period in the prior year. The increase was primarily due to the $9.8 million write-down of inventory to net realizable value as a result of the decision to indefinitely delay the start of commercial production of the LionA and LionM minibuses, increased sales volumes and higher production levels, increased fixed manufacturing and inventory management system costs related to the ramp-up of production capacity, higher raw material and commodity costs, and the impact of the inflationary environment.

For the year ended December 31, 2023, cost of sales amounted to $259.0 million, representing an increase of $106.2 million, compared to the year ended December 31, 2022. The increase was primarily due to increased sales volumes and higher production levels, increased fixed manufacturing and inventory management system costs related to the ramp-up of production capacity, higher raw material and commodity costs, and the impact of the inflationary environment. In addition, cost of sales were impacted by the $9.8 million write-down of inventory to net realizable value as a result of the decision to indefinitely delay the commercial production of the LionA and LionM minibuses.

Gross Loss

For the three months ended December 31, 2023, gross loss increased by $4.3 million, from a gross loss of $4.8 million for the corresponding period in the prior year, to a gross loss of $9.1 million for the three months ended December 31, 2023. The increase in gross loss was primarily due to the negative impact of the $9.8 million write-down of inventory to net realizable value as a result of the decision to indefinitely delay the start of commercial production of the LionA and LionM minibuses, increased fixed manufacturing costs and inventory management system costs related to the ramp-up of future production capacity, higher raw material and commodity costs, product mix, and the impact of continuing global supply chain challenges and inflationary environment, partially offset by the positive gross profit impact of increased sales volumes.

For the year ended December 31, 2023, gross loss improved by $7.4 million to negative $5.5 million, compared to negative $12.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2022. The improvement was primarily due to the positive impact of increased sales volumes, favorable product mix, and higher manufacturing throughput, partially offset by higher raw material and commodity costs, higher inventory management system costs related to the ramp-up of production capacity, and the impact of the inflationary environment. Gross loss for the year ending December 31, 2023 was also negatively impacted by the $9.8 million write-down of inventory to net realizable value as a result of the decision to indefinitely delay the commercial production of the LionA and LionM minibuses.

Administrative Expenses

For the three months ended December 31, 2023, administrative expenses increased by $3.0 million, from $10.0 million for the three months ended December 31, 2022, to $13.0 million for the three months ended December 31, 2023. Administrative expenses for the three months ended December 31, 2023 included $1.4 million of non-cash share-based compensation, compared to $2.1 million for the three months ended December 31, 2022. Excluding the impact of non-cash share-based compensation, administrative expenses increased from $7.9 million for the three months ended December 31, 2022, to $11.6 million for the three months ended December 31, 2023. The increase was mainly due to an increase in expenses, including higher headcount, resulting from the expansion of Lion's head office and general corporate capabilities.

For the year ended December 31, 2023, administrative expenses increased by $6.6 million, from $44.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2022, to $51.5 million. Administrative expenses for the year ended December 31, 2023 included $58.0 million of non-cash share-based compensation, compared to $59.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2022. Excluding the impact of non-cash share-based compensation, administrative expenses increased from $35.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2022 to $35.3 million for year ended December 31, 2023. The increase was mainly due to an increase in expenses and a higher headcount, both resulting from the expansion of Lion's head office and general corporate capabilities. As a percentage of sales, administrative expenses represented 20% of net sales for the year ended December 31, 2023, compared to 32% for the year ended December 31, 2022.

Selling Expenses

For the three months ended December 31, 2023, selling expenses decreased by $2.5 million, from $5.6 million for the three months ended December 31, 2022, to $3.1 million for the three months ended December 31, 2023. Selling expenses for the three months ended December 31, 2023 included a recovery of $1.0 million of non-cash share-based compensation, compared to a charge of $0.4 million for the three months ended December 31, 2022. Excluding the impact of non-cash share-based compensation, selling expenses decreased from $5.2 million for the three months ended December 31, 2022, to $4.1 million for the three months ended December 31, 2023. The decrease was primarily due to streamlined selling related expenses and lower marketing costs, partially offset by higher sales commissions related to higher revenue.

For the year ended December 31, 2023, selling expenses decreased by $3.3 million, from $23.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2022, to $19.7 million. Selling expenses for the year ended December 31, 2023 included $0.2 million of non-cash share-based compensation, compared to $2.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2022. Excluding the impact of non-cash share-based compensation, selling expenses decreased from $20.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2022, to $19.5 million for year ended December 31, 2023. The slight decrease was primarily due to streamlined selling related expenses, including lower headcount and marketing costs, partially offset by higher sales commissions related to higher revenue.

Restructuring Costs

Restructuring costs of $1.4 million for the three months ended December 31, 2023 and fiscal 2023 are comprised mainly of severance costs related to the workforce reduction announced on November 27, 2023.

Impairment of Intangible Assets and Property, Plant and Equipment

Impairment of intangible assets and property, plant and equipment of $36.0 million for the three months ended December 31, 2023 and fiscal 2023 relates to the write-down of previously capitalized vehicle development costs and property, plant and equipment which resulted from the Company's decision to indefinitely delay the start of commercial production of the LionA and LionM minibuses, as announced on November 7, 2023.

Finance Costs (Income)

For the three months ended December 31, 2023, finance costs increased by $7.6 million compared to the corresponding period in the prior year. Finance costs for the three months ended December 31, 2023 were net of $1.8 million of capitalized borrowing costs, compared to $5.1 million for the three months ended December 31, 2022. Excluding the impact of capitalized borrowing costs, finance costs increased by $4.3 million compared to the three months ended December 31, 2022. The increase was driven primarily by higher interest expense on long-term debt, due to higher average debt outstanding during the quarter relating to borrowings made under the Revolving Credit Agreement, the IQ Loan, the SIF Loan, the Finalta-CDPQ Loan Agreement, and the Supplier Credit Facility, interest and accretion expense as well as financing costs related to the Convertible Debentures and Non-Convertible Debentures issued in July 2023, and an increase in interest costs related to lease liabilities, including for the Battery Plant.

For the year ended December 31, 2023, finance costs increased by $16.9 million, from $1.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2022, to $17.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2023. Finance costs for the year ended December 31, 2023 were net of $6.5 million of capitalized borrowing costs, compared to $5.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2022. Excluding the impact of capitalized borrowing costs, finance costs increased by $18.3 million compared to the year ended December 31, 2022. The increase was driven primarily by higher interest expense on long-term debt, due to higher average debt outstanding during the year relating to borrowings made under the Revolving Credit Agreement, the IQ Loan, the SIF Loan, the Finalta-CDPQ Loan Agreement, and the Supplier Credit Facility (as such terms are defined below), interest and accretion expense as well as financing costs related to the Convertible Debentures and Non-Convertible Debentures issued in July 2023, and an increase in interest costs related to lease liabilities, including for the Battery Plant. In addition, finance costs for the year ended December 31, 2022 included a gain of $2.1 million on the derecognition of the financial liability occurred as a result of the termination of an agreement maturing on May 7, 2022 granting a private company with dealership rights in certain regions in the United States.

Foreign Exchange Loss (Gain)

Foreign exchange gains (loss) for both periods relate primarily to the revaluation of net monetary assets denominated in foreign currencies to the functional currencies of the related Lion entities. For the three months ended December 31, 2023, foreign exchange gain was $2.2 million, compared a loss of $0.6 million in the corresponding period in the prior year, related primarily to the impact of changes in the Canadian dollar relative to the U.S. dollar.

Foreign exchange loss (gain) relates primarily to the revaluation of net monetary assets denominated in foreign currencies to the functional currencies of the related Lion entities. For the year ended December 31, 2023, foreign exchange gain was $2.3 million, compared to a loss of $2.0 million in the prior year, related primarily to the impact of changes in foreign currency rates, related primarily to the impact of changes in the Canadian dollar relative to the U.S. dollar.

Change in Fair Value of Conversion Options on Convertible Debt Instruments

For the three months ended December 31, 2023, change in fair value of conversion options on convertible debt instruments was a gain of $1.6 million, and was related to the revaluation of the conversion options on the Convertible Debentures issued in July 2023.

For the year ended December 31, 2023, change in fair value of conversion options on convertible debt instruments was a gain of $5.0 million, and was related to the revaluation of the conversion options on the Convertible Debentures issued in July 2023.

Change in Fair Value of Share Warrant Obligations

Change in fair value of share warrant obligations moved from a gain of $15.4 million for the three months ended December 31, 2022, to a gain of $9.1 million, for the three months ended December 31, 2023. The gain for the three months ended December 31, 2023, was related to the Specific Customer Warrants, the public and private Business Combination Warrants, the 2022 Warrants, and the July 2023 Warrants, and resulted mainly from the decrease in the market price of Lion equity as compared to the previous valuations.

Change in fair value of share warrant obligations moved from a gain of $101.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2022, to a gain of $21.0 million, for the year ended December 31, 2023. The gain for the year ended December 31, 2023 was related to the Specific Customer Warrants, the public and private Business Combination Warrants, the 2022 Warrants, and the July 2023 Warrants, and resulted mainly from the decrease in the market price of Lion equity as compared to the previous valuations.

Net Earnings (Loss)

The net loss for the three months ended December 31, 2023 as compared to the net loss for the corresponding prior period is higher as it includes the impacts of the inventory write-down and the impairment charge related to the delay of start of commercial production of the LionA and LionM minibuses, and it reflects higher administrative and selling expenses and finance costs, and lower gains related to non-cash decrease in the fair value of share warrant obligations, as compared to the comparative period in the prior year.

The net loss of $103.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2023 as compared to the net loss of $17.8 million for the prior year was largely due to an improvement in gross loss, inclusive of the impact of the inventory write-down related to the delay of the start of commercial production of the LionA and LionM minibuses, more than offset by higher administrative and selling expenses, the impairment charge related to the delay of the start of commercial production of the LionA and LionM minibuses, higher finance costs, and lower gains related to non-cash decrease in the fair value of share warrant obligations.

CONFERENCE CALL

A conference call and webcast will be held on February 29, 2024, at 8:30 a.m. (Eastern Time) to discuss the results. To participate in the conference call, please dial (404) 975-4839 or (833) 470-1428 (toll free) using the Access Code 863541. An investor presentation and a live webcast of the conference call will also be available at www.thelionelectric.com under the "Events and Presentations" page of the "Investors" section. An archive of the event will be available for a period of time shortly after the conference call.

FINANCIAL REPORT

This release should be read together with the annual audited consolidated financial statements of the Company and the related notes for the years ended December 31, 2023 and 2022, and the related management discussion and analysis ("MD&A") for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2023, which will be filed by the Company with applicable Canadian securities regulatory authorities and with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and which will be available on SEDAR+ as well as on our website at www.thelionelectric.com. Capitalized terms not otherwise defined herein shall have the meaning ascribed to them in the MD&A.
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WeTheMarket WeTheMarket 5 months ago
Transdev Canada Boosts Quebec's School Bus Fleet with $6M Electrification Investment
February 27, 2024
https://bnnbreaking.com/transportation/transdev-canada-boosts-quebecs-school-bus-fleet-with-6m-electrification-investment
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WeTheMarket WeTheMarket 5 months ago
Morokoy, agree.
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morokoy morokoy 5 months ago
So what would you like to see in Thursday's results ? I would like them to address this news item -
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-school-buses-electric-breakdown-education-1.7114185
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WeTheMarket WeTheMarket 5 months ago
Electrification of school transportation: nearly $3 million granted to Autobus Granby
February 27, 2024
https://www.granbyexpress.com/infolettre/electrification-du-transport-scolaire-pres-de-3-m-octroyes-a-autobus-granby/



ELECTRIFICATION. Autobus Granby's fleet of vehicles will welcome new "green" vehicles with the upcoming purchase of 17 electrically powered school buses. The project is valued at $2,975,000 and is funded by the Government of Quebec.

The school bus has access to these public funds under the School Bus Electrification Program, Granby MNA and Minister of Public Security, François Bonnardel, said in a press release.

"Children on their way to school will now be able to rely on new electric buses. I applaud Autobus Granby's willingness to invest in this type of vehicle for the benefit of the environment and the future of our young people," said Mr. Bonnardel.

The purpose of this financial assistance is to allow carriers to opt for electric buses when modernizing their vehicle fleets. Quebec City is aiming for a 65% electrification rate by 2030.
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morokoy morokoy 5 months ago
(MENAFN- PR Newswire) MONTREAL, Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -
The Lion Electric Company (NYSE: LEV ) (TSX: LEV) ("Lion" or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, today announced that it will release its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2023 results on February 29, 2024, before markets open. A conference call and webcast will be held on the same day, at 8:30 a.m. (Eastern Time) to discuss the results.

To participate in the conference call, please dial (404) 975-4839 or (833) 470-1428 (toll free) using the Access Code 863541. A live webcast of the conference call will also be available at under the "Events and Presentation" page of the "Investors" section. An archive of the event will be available shortly after the conference call.
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barnyarddog barnyarddog 5 months ago
https://thelionelectric.com/en/communications
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WeTheMarket WeTheMarket 5 months ago
LION ELECTRIC ANNOUNCES FOURTH QUARTER AND FISCAL 2023 RESULTS RELEASE DATE
February 15 2024
https://ih.advfn.com/stock-market/NYSE/lion-electric-LEV/stock-news/93288578/lion-electric-announces-fourth-quarter-and-fiscal

MONTREAL, Feb. 15, 2024 /CNW/ - The Lion Electric Company (NYSE: LEV) (TSX: LEV) ("Lion" or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, today announced that it will release its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2023 results on February 29, 2024, before markets open. A conference call and webcast will be held on the same day, at 8:30 a.m. (Eastern Time) to discuss the results.

To participate in the conference call, please dial (404) 975-4839 or (833) 470-1428 (toll free) using the Access Code 863541. A live webcast of the conference call will also be available at www.thelionelectric.com under the "Events and Presentation" page of the "Investors" section. An archive of the event will be available shortly after the conference call.

ABOUT LION ELECTRIC
Lion Electric is an innovative manufacturer of zero-emission vehicles. The company creates, designs and manufactures all-electric class 5 to class 8 commercial urban trucks and all-electric school buses. Lion is a North American leader in electric transportation and designs, builds and assembles many of its vehicles' components, including chassis, battery packs, truck cabins and bus bodies.

Always actively seeking new and reliable technologies, Lion vehicles have unique features that are specifically adapted to its users and their everyday needs. Lion believes that transitioning to all-electric vehicles will lead to major improvements in our society, environment and overall quality of life. Lion shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol LEV.

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WeTheMarket WeTheMarket 6 months ago
New Lion Electric Type D School Bus Heads to California Customers
By Ryan Gray
January 25, 2024
https://stnonline.com/news/new-lion-electric-type-d-school-bus-heads-to-california-customers/

The Lion Electric Company released the news Thursday. LionD is the second Type D school bus to offer a 102-inch-wide vehicle, the largest available in the industry. It is powered by three available options of batteries — 126kWh, 168 kwH and 210 kwh — with corresponding full-charge range of up to 100, 125 or 155 miles, respectively, at 65 percent of GVWR, which Lion lists as up to 37,000 pounds.

The 83-passenger bus also features a Sumo MD motor and Dana TM4 electric drivetrain.

The LionD is fully charged between 6.5 and 11 hours with a Level 2 plug at 19.2 kW. Customers can also fully charge the LionD with a 24kW Level 3 plug in 5 to 9 hours or with a 50kW plug in 2.5 to 4.25 hours. The maximum power output is 250 kW at 335 hp.

Air brakes are standard with a front spring suspension and rear air ride.

In a press release, Lion also noted the Type D features rust-free composite body panels, staircase and low-voltage battery compartment. Lion also said a modular lower skirt and one-piece seamless fiberglass roof that eliminates thousands of rivets and potential leak points, which can minimize service expenses and maximize vehicle uptime.

Earlier this month, Lion won a $38 million EPA Clean School Bus Program competitive grant for 97 electric school buses and necessary charging infrastructure.
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WeTheMarket WeTheMarket 6 months ago
LION AWARDED $38 MILLION AS PART OF THE EPA'S LATEST ROUND OF CLEAN SCHOOL BUS PROGRAM FUNDING
January 10 2024
https://ih.advfn.com/stock-market/NYSE/lion-electric-LEV/stock-news/93011162/lion-awarded-38-million-as-part-of-the-epas-lates

Further grant awards to school districts, financial entities and third-party contractors representing attractive potential for additional opportunities for Lion.

JOLIET, Ill., Jan. 10, 2024 /PRNewswire/ - The Lion Electric Company (NYSE: LEV) (TSX: LEV) ("Lion" or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, was awarded a grant for 97 school buses and related charging infrastructure, representing a total of $38 million, as part of the U.S. EPA's latest round of awards under the Clean School Bus Program.

With this latest round of awards, the EPA has more than doubled the funding amount initially announced in April 2023, thereby allocating nearly $1 billion to 67 applicants. Based on the EPA, these awards are expected to facilitate the purchase of over 2,700 clean school buses in 280 school districts serving over 7 million students across 37 states.

Approximately 70% of all units awarded under this round of the program have been directly granted to school districts, financial entities and third-party contractors, representing attractive potential for additional opportunities for Lion.

"The ongoing investment from the federal government for cleaner school buses will tangibly contribute to the well-being of our children and communities, reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), and increase the number of electric school buses on American roads. Congratulations to the EPA and all the recipients, who will soon experience the many benefits of transitioning to zero-emission school buses," said Nicolas Brunet, President of Lion. "We continue to assist our clients with the funding opportunities that are available, and we are proud to manufacture purpose-built all-electric school buses in Joliet, Illinois, which are currently being deployed across the United States."

In addition to this round of financing, the EPA is currently accepting, until January 31, 2024, applications for the 2023 Clean School Bus Rebate Program. The agency expects to award at least $500 million in funding under this round by April 2024.

Lion provides districts and operators with a dedicated team of grant specialists to assist them in applying for and securing future funding opportunities, including under the Clean School Bus Program. Lion's support also includes financing assistance with LionCapital Solutions, charging infrastructure with LionEnergy, driver/maintenance/safety training from Lion's BrightSquad and proprietary EV telematics with LionBeat.

Additional Information About Lion's Grant Under the Program
Lion's applications submitted in connection with this round of the program were prepared in collaboration with selected school districts. Lion will continue to work closely with the applicable school districts in order to complete the milestones required under the program and execute purchase orders with such school districts. For additional information on the Clean School Bus Program and the awards granted thereunder, please refer to the EPA's website at https://www.epa.gov/cleanschoolbus/clean-school-bus-program-awards.

ABOUT LION ELECTRIC
Lion Electric is an innovative manufacturer of zero-emission vehicles. The company creates, designs and manufactures all-electric class 5 to class 8 commercial urban trucks and all-electric school buses. Lion is a North American leader in electric transportation and designs, builds and assembles many of its vehicles' components, including chassis, battery packs, truck cabins and bus bodies.

Always actively seeking new and reliable technologies, Lion vehicles have unique features that are specifically adapted to its users and their everyday needs. Lion believes that transitioning to all-electric vehicles will lead to major improvements in our society, environment and overall quality of life. Lion shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol LEV.
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WeTheMarket WeTheMarket 6 months ago
The California HVIP Voucher database has been updated as of end of December 2023. Following is a snapshot of Unredeemed vouchers for Lion Electric, 170 vouchers for total funding of $30 million, one of the highest among BEV manufacturers.
Source https://californiahvip.org/impact/#deployed-vehicle-mapping-tool

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morokoy morokoy 7 months ago
Change in Fair Value of Share Warrant Obligations
On July 1, 2020, in connection with the entering into of a master purchase agreement and a work order (collectively, the “MPA”) with Amazon Logistics, Inc. (the "Specified Customer"), the Company issued a warrant to purchase common shares of the Company (the “Specified Customer Warrant”) to Amazon.com NV Investment Holdings LLC (the “Warrantholder”) which vests, subject to the terms and conditions contained therein, based on the aggregate amount of spending by Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates on Lion’s products or services. At the election of the Warrantholder, any vested portion of the Specified Customer Warrant can be exercised either on a cash basis by the payment of the applicable exercise price or on a net issuance basis based on the in-the-money value of the Specified Customer Warrant. The exercise price of the Specified Customer Warrant corresponds to $5.66. The Specified Customer Warrant grants the Warrantholder the right to acquire up to 35,350,003 common shares of Lion. There was an initial vesting of a portion of the Specified Customer Warrant which is exercisable for 5,302,511 common shares of Lion. The remaining portion of the Specified Customer Warrant vests in three tranches based on the aggregate amount of spending by Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates on Lion’s products or services. The Specified Customer Warrant has a term of 8 years ending on July 1, 2028. Full vesting of the Specified Customer Warrant requires spending of at least $1.2 billion on Lion’s products or services over the term of the Specified Customer Warrant, subject to accelerated vesting upon the occurrence of certain events, including a change of control of Lion or a termination of the MPA for cause.

See 6K filing 03/08/2023.
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WeTheMarket WeTheMarket 7 months ago
MK, welcome to the LEV board. I saw the following related video from six months ago. Reading the comments, the consensus seems to be that Amzon may have been waiting for Lion to increase their production capacity with the opening of the Illinois factory, which is now open. So maybe will start hearing about Lion delivering EV trucks to Amazon soon. Link to watch the video on YouTube and check out the comments: link

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WeTheMarket WeTheMarket 7 months ago
EV school bus rollout off to slow start despite billion-dollar subsidies
Some U.S. school districts face a learning curve in ditching their dirty diesel buses — even with big federal subsidies. But the challenges are solvable.
By Jeff St. John
19 December 2023
https://www.canarymedia.com/articles/electric-vehicles/ev-school-bus-rollout-off-to-slow-start-despite-billion-dollar-subsidies
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morokoy morokoy 7 months ago
Is Amazon using Lion Box Trucks ?
https://www.heavyhaulers.com/trucks/box-truck-transport.php
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WeTheMarket WeTheMarket 7 months ago
Canada’s First Bidirectional EV Charging Hub Launches in British Columbia
December 15, 2023
https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2023/12/15/2797252/0/en/Canada-s-First-Bidirectional-EV-Charging-Hub-Launches-in-British-Columbia.html

Coast to Coast Experiences Leads Collaboration to Bring Vehicle-to-Grid Technology to their Fleet of Electric Buses and to BC Hydro

Pilot Project with BC Hydro, Lion Electric, BorgWarner, Powertech Labs and Fermata Energy demonstrates Technical Feasibility as a Proof of Concept to Make Vehicle-to-Grid a Reality in British Columbia and Globally

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 15, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Coast to Coast Experiences (CTCE), determined to electrify its fleet in North America, introduced Canada’s first Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) pilot project for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, demonstrating the very first bidirectional electric vehicle (EV) charging hub in British Columbia.

Working with BC Hydro, The Lion Electric Company (NYSE: LEV) (TSX: LEV), BorgWarner, Powertech Labs and Fermata Energy, CTCE is creating the first rapid, deployable, end-to-end V2G mobile power infrastructure in Canada, enabling stored energy from CTCE’s electric bus fleet to support power grids, such as BC Hydro peaking and demand response initiatives. The pilot is designed to test the technical feasibility of bidirectional charging and mobile grid infrastructure, opening up the opportunity to monetize electric fleets. In collaboration with the pilot program partners, Fermata Energy’s bidirectional charging platform enables the parked electric buses to be utilized as mobile batteries with stored energy discharged to mitigate peak energy demand, send power back to the grid, lower the vehicles’ total cost of ownership and create value for electric fleet operators.

The initiative lays the groundwork for future deployable V2G charging hubs in Canada and North America. CTCE’s partnership with other critical industry leaders in advancing V2G technology will also highlight the essential role an electric bus fleet can have in offsetting the peak capacity of utilities, such as BC Hydro, during peak periods.

CTCE electric buses, which stand idle many hours each day, can become valuable mobile power plants, allowing utilities, such as BC Hydro, to leverage power from the bidirectionally-enabled electric vehicle during peak periods to offset the grid. This will be especially crucial during inclement weather and natural disasters when extreme pressure on the grid creates the potential for outages.

“Ultimately, we are creating grid infrastructure solutions for an electrified transportation ecosystem that will provide for an end-to-end V2G mobile power infrastructure,” said Rob Safrata, CEO of Coast to Coast Experiences and Novex Delivery Solutions. “This enables commercial electric vehicle fleet operators, when their vehicles are sitting idle, to create a high-power, mobile, bidirectional power plant capable of supporting grid resilience, peak shaving, and powering buildings.”

“This project implements an exciting milestone for Fermata Energy and the V2G industry as we successfully demonstrate bidirectional charging on the Combined Charging Standard (CCS1), which has been widely adopted in the North American market. Our integration with Lion Electric and BorgWarner allows us to leverage our AI-driven cloud-based V2X software platform to determine where power is needed most as we support CTCE in maximizing the value of their electric fleet,” says Tony Posawatz, CEO of Fermata Energy. “In collaboration with Powertech Labs and BC Hydro, this pilot is a great opportunity to capitalize on existing resources to build a stronger grid, create additional sources, and ultimately provide grid stability and economic value to ratepayers.”

“Lion all-electric buses serve as mobile batteries capable of enhancing power grid resiliency. Our vehicles are equipped with V2G technology, a smart, bidirectional charging technology that redirects unused power from the electric vehicle back to the power grid,” said Nicolas Brunet, President of Lion Electric. “The pilot project aims to demonstrate the possibilities and impact of this innovative technology, which can support various power needs and generate revenue for the operator. Our electric buses are capable of providing V2G solutions today, marking another milestone in demonstrating benefits of electric transportation and enhancing the feasibility of electrification,” Brunet emphasized.

“With the growing adoption of electric vehicles, bi-directional charging represents a unique opportunity to use stationary vehicles as back-up batteries to charge electronic devices, homes and businesses and even send power back to the grid when demand is high,” says Chris O’Riley, President and CEO of BC Hydro. “This trial marks the first of its kind for large vehicles in Canada, and we are excited to work with Coast-to-Coast Experiences and Powertech on this innovative technology that has the potential to benefit all British Columbians.”

“Environmental responsibility is the cornerstone of our business,” says Rob Safrata, CEO and owner of CTCE Experiences and Novex Delivery Solutions. “Together, with our industry partners, we are transforming the health of our communities by merging innovation and technology as we electrify the bus industry across North America,” Safrata continues. “Additionally, we will prove our ability to generate additional revenue streams by monetizing our electric buses from the sale of power back to the grid to offset peaking capacity during key periods of the year.”

“I am very proud we have finally come to this moment and want to thank our partners as collaboration is key when mounting new infrastructure,” continues Safrata. “This pilot sets the groundwork for CTCE to partner with utilities in all the markets we operate in around North America. Our company hopes to inspire others to make different choices for the benefit of our health, our homes, and our planet.”

The V2G pilot project is fully commissioned and operational over the next 2 weeks, participating in a variety of grid programs while creating a V2G road map for BC Hydro and laying the foundation for distributed V2G charging hubs throughout North America.

About Coast-to-Coast Experiences
CTCE was founded in 2009 and currently operates in three of the most recognized tourism destinations in the world—Vancouver, Seattle and New York. These key tourism markets have provided CTCE with a platform for solidifying their expertise in clean transportation and electrification as we continue to lead the way to a regenerative future. Find Coast to Coast Experiences at www.ctcexperiences.com.

About Fermata Energy
Park it. Plug it. Profit. ™ Fermata Energy is a leading software platform services provider of data science data science-driven Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) bidirectional charging technology, including Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G), Vehicle-to-Home (V2H), and Vehicle-to-Building (V2B) solutions. The company was founded in 2010 to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) and the transition to renewable energy. Fermata Energy’s proprietary technology enables its customers to manage EVs as distributed energy resources by selling excess energy stored in EV batteries to offset costly peak demand charges. To learn more about Fermata Energy, please visit https://fermataenergy.com/ and follow the company on LinkedIn.

About BorgWarner Chargers
For more than 130 years, BorgWarner has been a transformative global product leader bringing successful mobility innovation to market. Today, we’re accelerating the world’s transition to eMobility — to help build a cleaner, healthier, safer future for all.

About Powertech Labs
As a subsidiary of BC Hydro, a provincial Crown corporation, Powertech Labs plays an instrumental role in supporting BC Hydro and the Government of British Columbia in their hydrogen strategy, and more broadly in B.C.’s CleanBC plan to lower climate-changing emissions by 40 percent by 2030.

About BC Hydro
BC Hydro is a provincial Crown corporation, owned by the government and people of British Columbia, Canada. It generates and delivers electricity to 95% of the population of B.C. and serves over five million people.

Media Contacts:

CTCE - Joey Gill, joey @lmastro-556-0675

Fermata Energy - Daniel Cherrin, dcherrin @seaspray

Photos accompanying this announcement are available at:

https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/a5147144-486a-4c77-a09d-307426d2c2cd

https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/e3f6b9ae-ae7c-4d12-bca0-89f5e71636d2
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WeTheMarket WeTheMarket 7 months ago
Winthrop School District one of several to report issues with new electric school buses
December 10, 2023
https://www.restore.org/maineenvironews/2023/12/11/winthrop-school-district-one-of-several-to-report-issues-with-new-electric-school-buses

Two of the four electric school buses Winthrop received this year through the Maine Clean School Bus Program never hit the road because of malfunctions that made them unsafe to drive. Winthrop is one of three school districts that reported “leaky windshields” on new electric buses from the Canadian-based Lion Electric Co. The Maine Department of Education said it is aware of the issue and that the Yarmouth School Department and the Vinalhaven School have also reported problems with the windshields of some of their electric buses.
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WeTheMarket WeTheMarket 7 months ago
Pennsylvania School District Partners with Zum for Improved Bus Services
By Jay Miller -December 7, 2023
https://ngtnews.com/pennsylvania-school-district-partners-with-zum-for-enhanced-bus-services

Related link showing Zum using Lion Electric school buses https://www.linkedin.com/posts/lionelectric_zum-rolls-out-first-electric-school-buses-activity-6905237427640700928-Q83I/

The Reading (Pa.) School District plans to enter into a five-year transportation contract with Zum, a provider of modern student transportation, to operate 64 school bus routes. Zum is also committed to working with RSD to develop a plan to transition the entire school bus fleet to electric in the next five years.

This partnership reflects the district’s commitment to elevating safety, efficiency and sustainability in student transit, while also minimizing costs. RSD joins a roster of school districts — including the Los Angeles Unified School District, San Francisco Unified School District and Seattle Public Schools — that are partnering with Zum for enhanced transportation solutions.

“We are excited to partner with Zum to ensure safe, reliable, and sustainable transportation for our students,” says Dr. Jennifer Murray, RSD superintendent. “Prioritizing the safety of Reading’s students during their commutes is our top priority, and Zum brings innovative solutions to elevate our service standards within the school community. We look forward to seeing the impact this partnership will have.”

Zum’s buses prioritize advanced safety features and family-focused service. The Zum app empowers parents with driver profiles, real-time tracking, and status notifications, while enabling efficient route monitoring for administrators. Additionally, Zum provides RSD staff with real-time data and performance reports, facilitating transparent, data-driven decisions regarding student transportation.

This partnership also focuses on immediate cost savings and efficiency. The bus depot will be located within Reading city limits, allowing more efficient, cost-effective transportation for students and reducing the time buses are on the road without student passengers.

“These state-of-the-art buses not only enhance safety measures, but also promise significant cost savings for the district,” adds Christopher Barff, RSD transportation director. “We are excited to begin this journey with Zum, fostering a more efficient transportation system for our students and families.”

“Reading School District prioritizes the health, safety and equity of its diverse student population, and Zum shares these core values,” says Ritu Narayan, Zum founder and CEO. “We are delighted to partner with the district to provide enhanced transportation service and look forward to working with the district to create a healthier, sustainable community for students and drivers through the transition of their school bus fleet to electric over the next five years.”
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WeTheMarket WeTheMarket 7 months ago
Lion Electric announces successful final certification of LionBattery MD battery pack
Dec. 07, 2023
https://seekingalpha.com/news/4044234-lion-electric-announces-successful-final-certification-of-lionbattery-md-battery-pack

- The Lion Electric Company (NYSE:LEV) Thursday announced the successful final certification for its medium duty battery pack, the LionBattery MD, a lithium-ion battery pack specifically designed for the company's medium duty trucks and school buses.
- The LionBattery MD packs are currently manufactured at Lion's battery production facility. With an annual manufacturing capacity of 1.7 gigawatt hours, the plant is capable of powering 5,000 of Lion's commercial vehicles per year.
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WeTheMarket WeTheMarket 8 months ago
Lion Electric lays off about 10% of its workforce
Nov 27, 2023
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/lion-electric-lays-off-about-10-of-its-workforce/ar-AA1kBf63

The Lion Electric Company (NYSE:LEV) announced a workforce reduction on Monday that it said is aimed at rationalizing its cost structure and improving the company's ability to reach its profitability objectives.

The reduction affects 150 employees or approximately 10% of Lion Electric's (LEV) total headcount in production overhead, manufacturing, product development and administrative functions, both in Canada and the United States.

"Although this was a very difficult decision and we are sad to part ways with valued employees, this initiative was the right thing to do for the business at this point in time", said Lion CEO Marc Bedard. He said the company is confident that the workforce remaining in place is more than capable to continue growing Lion's leadership.
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WeTheMarket WeTheMarket 8 months ago
Also posted 3 hrs ago.

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WeTheMarket WeTheMarket 8 months ago
Took some $LEV at 1,55 for a swing.
Canadian company. Ev play. School buses and trucks.

In Q3 record revenue of $80.3M, up $39.4M.
Delivery of 245 vehicles.

Order book, it currently stands at 2,232 vehicles. Totaling $525M.

Liquidity stood at 132M $REE $ARVL $NKLA $GOEV pic.twitter.com/kM14yHoQ5X— Bottom Fishing (@finanzafutura) November 28, 2023
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WeTheMarket WeTheMarket 8 months ago
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WeTheMarket WeTheMarket 8 months ago
For EV customers, everything changes on January 1, 2024. The Treasury Department has now issued new rules that will turn the federal EV tax credit into what is basically a point of sale rebate. The new regs, published October 6, 2023, bring happy news for EV buyers.

“Under the Inflation Reduction Act, consumers can choose to transfer their new clean vehicle credit of up to $7,500 and their previously owned clean vehicle credit of up to $4,000 to a car dealer starting January 1, 2024. This will effectively lower the vehicle’s purchase price by providing consumers with an upfront down payment on their clean vehicle at the point of sale, rather, without having to wait to claim their credit on their tax return the next year. Only vehicles purchased under the consumer clean vehicle credits are eligible for this benefit.”

Link https://cleantechnica.com/2023/10/08/heres-what-happens-to-the-federal-ev-tax-credit-on-january-1-2024/
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WeTheMarket WeTheMarket 8 months ago
Lion Electric workers in Joliet being organized by machinists union
Electric bus and truck factory began operations a year ago
By Bob Okon
November 21, 2023
https://www.shawlocal.com/the-herald-news/2023/11/20/machinists-union-organizing-lion-electric-in-joliet/

Workers at the Lion Electric Company in Joliet on Monday announced intentions to form a union with International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.

The announcement was made with a news release from the machinists union.

The organization effort is well underway, and workers have signed cards showing their intention to form the union, Machinists Organizer Chris Tucker said.

“We have a supermajority of support,” Tucker said. “We filed for an election.”

The election to determine whether the union will represent workers would involve about 140 workers now employed in production, according to the machinists.

Lion Electric, a manufacturing facility for electric school buses and trucks, began operations in November 2022.

The Canada-based company’s decision to open a factory in Illinois has been lauded with much fanfare by Gov. JB Pritzker and other public officials from local, state and federal government.

The Joliet facility eventually will employee 1,400 workers and produce 20,000 vehicles a year, according to Lion Electric.

But workers at the plant now “face many chronic, industry-wide workplace issues, including low pay, an extreme work-life imbalance, lack of job security, favoritism, and unaffordable health insurance,” according to the news release from the machinists union.

“Many were drawn to their job at Lion because they wanted to work in a new groundbreaking industry, only to be faced with favoritism, lack of safety measures, and a continued struggle to support themselves on low wages,” according to the release. “Other problems that Lion workers want to be addressed by management are broken promises and the need for adequate training to perform their jobs safely.”

The machinists noted that workers at Rivian, an electric vehicle factory in Normal, recently started a union organizing campaign and said labor efforts are underway at other plants.

“,Poor working conditions for workers in the electric vehicle industry are not unusual and have led to a wave of recent union organizing in the United States and globally,” according to the machinists’ release.

Lion Electric officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The 900,000-square-foot plant in Joliet is located at 3835 Youngs Road.

The governor, U.S. Senators Richard Durbin and Tammy Duckworth, Mayor Terry D’Arcy and numerous other elected officials were at the plant in July for an event celebrating the opening of the Joliet facility.

Several commented that it was the first vehicle assembly plant to open in the Chicago area in more than 50 years.

The state has provided $7.9 million in tax credits to support the plant. Joliet, Will County and other local governments have provided 50% abatements on property taxes for five years.

No date for the union election has been set. Tucker said the union is negotiating an agreement with Lion Electric to set terms for the election.
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WeTheMarket WeTheMarket 8 months ago
Synop Announces Partnership with Lion Electric to Provide Energy Management Software for Bus and Truck Customers
Lion Electric Company (NYSE: LEV) (TSX: LEV) partners with Synop, a leading platform for electric vehicle (EV) fleet solutions, to integrate vehicle, charging, and energy management solutions with LionBeat telematics offering. Synop's technology empowers customers to efficiently manage infrastructure, make informed decisions, and potentially generate added revenue through advanced vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology.
November 15, 2023
https://www.stocktitan.net/news/LEV/synop-announces-partnership-with-lion-electric-to-provide-energy-vu772000ccyd.html

Synop’s suite of energy management solutions will be made available through the LionBeat telematic offering or as a separate add-on solution

BROOKLYN, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today Synop, the leading platform for electric vehicle (EV) fleet solutions, announces a new partnership with The Lion Electric Company (NYSE: LEV) (TSX: LEV) (“Lion”), a leading manufacturer of all-electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. Through this partnership, Synop’s vehicle, charging, and energy management solutions will be integrated with LionBeat, Lion’s advanced telematics offering, and additionally available as an add-on solution for non-LionBeat subscribers.

By leveraging Synop’s APIs, Lion is advancing its ecosystem offerings, seamlessly equipping electric school buses and trucks with a single interface that allows clients to see all the data and details needed to manage their assets. This empowers customers to efficiently manage infrastructure and make informed decisions that maximize uptime and minimize cost.

Additionally, Synop’s technology can provide Lion customers with added revenue through its advanced vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology. By automating energy management that prioritizes charging at lower-cost, off-peak hours, Synop’s software then equips customers with the ability to sell that energy back to the grid at a higher price during peak hours from vehicles not in use.

Marie Bedard, Director of Lion Ecosystem, expressed her enthusiasm for the partnership, stating, "We're excited to partner with Synop to provide our customers with a market-leading energy management solution. This collaboration offers our customers a highly advanced energy management software that further builds upon Lion’s robust Ecosystem portfolio."

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Lion,” said Synop CEO Gagan Dhillon. “Lion is a leader in the industry and the combined offering will bring many advanced solutions to Lion customers, furthering both companies along our shared mission to get more commercial EVs on the road.”

Interested customers can learn more by visiting Lion at https://thelionelectric.com/en, or Synop at https://synop.ai.

About Synop

Synop provides a comprehensive EV software platform meticulously designed to expedite EV adoption by seamlessly managing charging operations for commercial EV fleets. Synop’s suite includes vehicle management, charging management, V2G energy management, and payment management. By integrating vehicle telematics and EV charging station solutions from various vendors, Synop employs AI-driven forecasting tools to optimize charging schedules, ensuring commercial EV fleets maximize uptime and minimize costs. For further information, please visit https://synop.ai.



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WeTheMarket WeTheMarket 8 months ago
Lion Electric Linkedin post.
https://www.linkedin.com/company/lionelectric

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WeTheMarket WeTheMarket 8 months ago
Lion Electric GAAP EPS of -$0.09 beats by $0.01, revenue of $80.3M beats by $2.57M
Nov. 07, 2023
https://seekingalpha.com/news/4031588-lion-electric-gaap-eps-of--009-beats-by-001-revenue-of-803m-beats-by-257m

Highlights
- Lion Electric press release (NYSE:LEV): Q3 GAAP EPS of -$0.09 beats by $0.01.
- Revenue of $80.3M (+95.9% Y/Y) beats by $2.57M.
- Delivery of 245 vehicles, an increase of 89 vehicles, as compared to the 156 delivered in the same period last year.
- Adjusted EBITDA of negative $3.9 million, as compared to negative $15.1 million in Q3 2022.
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WeTheMarket WeTheMarket 8 months ago
Lion Electric Receives Conditional Purchase Order From Highland Electric Fleets for 50 Electric School Buses
November 03 2023
https://ih.advfn.com/stock-market/NYSE/lion-electric-LEV/stock-news/92453388/lion-electric-receives-conditional-purchase-order

MONTREAL, Nov. 3, 2023 /CNW/ - The Lion Electric Company (NYSE: LEV) (TSX: LEV) ("Lion" or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer of all-electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, announced today that it has received a conditional purchase order for 50 all-electric LionC school buses from Highland Electric Fleets ("Highland"), a leading provider of Electrification-as-a-Service for school districts, governments, and fleet operators in North America.

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The purchase order is conditional upon the satisfactory grant of non-repayable contributions to Highland under Infrastructure Canada's Zero-Emission Transit Fund ("ZETF")1. The new buses are intended to be used on school routes in Alberta, Canada, serviced by Rental Bus Lines Ltd.

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1 Please refer to the section below entitled "Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements".


"Lion and Highland are both leaders in school bus electrification, sharing the vision of reducing emissions while offering a compelling commercial proposition to fleet operators. We salute Highland and Rental Bus Lines Ltd for their leadership and we thank them for trusting Lion for this important deployment," said Nicolas Brunet, President of Lion.

"Highland's mission is to make electric fleets accessible and affordable for all, and we are pleased to partner with Lion and third-party fleet manager Rental Bus Lines Ldt to deploy electric school buses in Alberta," said Duncan McIntyre, CEO of Highland Electric Fleets. "Electric school buses provide an easy and accessible means of transportation for students and we are excited to partner with strong leaders like Lion and Rental Bus Lines Ldt to bring clean and reliable transportation to communities across North America."

ABOUT LION ELECTRIC
Lion Electric is an innovative manufacturer of zero-emission vehicles. The company creates, designs and manufactures all-electric class 5 to class 8 commercial urban trucks and all-electric buses and minibuses for the school, paratransit and mass transit segments. Lion is a North American leader in electric transportation, and designs, builds and assembles many of its vehicles' components, including chassis, battery packs, truck cabins and bus bodies.

Always actively seeking new and reliable technologies, Lion vehicles have unique features that are specifically adapted to its users and their everyday needs. Lion believes that transitioning to all-electric vehicles will lead to major improvements in our society, environment and overall quality of life. Lion shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol LEV.

ABOUT HIGHLAND ELECTRIC FLEETS
Highland Electric Fleets is the leading provider of electrification-as-a-service for school districts, governments, and fleet operators in North America. Founded in 2019, Highland offers a unique suite of products that make it simple and affordable to upgrade to electric fleets today. Active in 30 states and Canada, Highland is responsible for the first use of electric school buses in a commercial vehicle-to-grid (V2G) program and the largest electric school bus project in the United States to date. To learn more, visit www.highlandfleets.com.
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WeTheMarket WeTheMarket 8 months ago
LION ELECTRIC POSTS RECORD REVENUE AND GROSS PROFIT FOR THE THIRD QUARTER OF 2023
November 07 2023
https://ih.advfn.com/stock-market/NYSE/lion-electric-LEV/stock-news/92483977/lion-electric-posts-record-revenue-and-gross-profi

MONTREAL, Nov. 7, 2023 /PRNewswire/ - The Lion Electric Company (NYSE: LEV) (TSX: LEV) ("Lion" or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, today announced its financial and operating results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2023, which ended on September 30, 2023. Lion reports its results in US dollars and in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS").

Q3 2023 FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

- Record revenue of $80.3 million, up $39.4 million, as compared to $41.0 million in Q3 2022.
- Record gross profit of $5.4 million as compared to a gross loss of $3.8 million in Q3 2022.
- Delivery of 245 vehicles, an increase of 89 vehicles, as compared to the 156 delivered in the same period last year.
- Net loss of $19.9 million in Q3 2023, as compared to net loss of $17.2 million in Q3 2022. Net loss for Q3 2023 includes a $3.4 million gain related to a non-cash decrease in the fair value of conversion options on convertible debt instruments, a $0.2 million gain related to non-cash decrease in the fair value of share warrant obligations and a $1.3 million charge related to non-cash share-based compensation, whereas net loss for Q3 2022 included a $7.6 million gain related to non-cash decrease in the fair value of share warrant obligations and a $2.7 million charge related to non-cash share-based compensation.
- Adjusted EBITDA(1) of negative $3.9 million, as compared to negative $15.1 million in Q3 2022.
- Capital expenditures, which included expenditures related to the Joliet Facility and the Lion Campus, amounted to $16.2 million, down $13.2 million, as compared to $29.4 million in Q3 2022. See section 8.0 of the MD&A entitled "Operational Highlights" for more information related to the Joliet Facility and the Lion Campus.
- Additions to intangible assets, which mainly consist of R&D activities, amounted to $15.0 million, down $3.2 million, as compared to $18.2 million in Q3 2022.
- The Company closed on July 19, 2023 concurrent financing transactions for aggregate gross proceeds to the Company of approximately $142 million, extended the maturity of its senior credit facilities by one year to August 11, 2025, and terminated its at-the-market equity program which was set to expire in July 2024 and will therefore no longer make any sales thereunder.
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1 Adjusted EBITDA is a non-IFRS financial measure. See "Non-IFRS Measures and Other Performance Metrics" section of this press release.

BUSINESS UPDATES

- More than 1,600 vehicles on the road, with over 19 million miles driven (over 30 million kilometers).
- Vehicle order book(2) of 2,232 all-electric medium- and heavy-duty urban vehicles as of November 6, 2023, consisting of 268 trucks and 1,964 buses, representing a combined total order value of approximately $525 million based on management's estimates.
- LionEnergy order book(2) of 129 charging stations and related services as of November 6, 2023, representing a combined total order value of approximately $4 million.
- 12 experience centers in operation in the United States and Canada.
- Began to manufacture initial LionD units in Joliet, Illinois and Lion5 units in Montreal.
- Commercial production of the LionA and LionM is being delayed
- As of November 6, 2023, Lion had approximately 1,500 employees.

"We are pleased with our performance in the third quarter of 2023, as we posted record revenue and gross margins, and our revenue year-to-date has more than doubled compared to last year," commented Marc Bedard, CEO - Founder of Lion. "As we approach the end of the year, we continue to relentlessly focus on all the elements that will enable us to reach our profitability objectives," concluded Marc Bedard.

SELECT EXPLANATIONS ON RESULTS OF OPERATIONS FOR THE THIRD QUARTER OF FISCAL YEAR 2023

Revenue

For the three months ended September 30, 2023, revenue amounted to $80.3 million, an increase of $39.4 million compared to the corresponding period in the prior year. The increase in revenue was due to an increase in vehicle sales volume of 89 units, from 156 units (108 school buses and 48 trucks; 140 vehicles in Canada and 16 vehicles in the U.S.) for the three months ended September 30, 2022 to 245 units (220 school buses and 25 trucks; 132 vehicles in Canada and 113 vehicles in the U.S.) for the three months ended September 30, 2023.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2023, revenue amounted to $193.1 million, an increase of $99.9 million compared to the corresponding period in the prior year. The increase in revenue was due to an increase in vehicle sales volume of 319 units, from 345 units (270 school buses and 75 trucks; 311 vehicles in Canada and 34 vehicles in the U.S.) for the nine months ended September 30, 2022 to 664 units (593 school buses and 71 trucks; 518 vehicles in Canada and 146 vehicles in the U.S.) for the nine months ended September 30, 2023.

Revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2023 were negatively impacted by delays in the processing and granting of subsidies, which resulted in the postponement of deliveries of vehicles which were ready for delivery. In addition, revenues were impacted by challenges associated with the production ramp-up and the development of certain models.

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2 See "Non-IFRS Measures and Other Performance Metrics" section of this press release. The Company's vehicle and charging stations order book is determined by management based on purchase orders that have been signed, orders that have been formally confirmed by clients or products in respect of which formal joint applications for governmental subsidies or economic incentives have been made by the applicable clients and the Company. The order book is expressed as a number of units or a total dollar value, which dollar value is determined based on the pricing of each unit included in the order book. The vehicles included in the vehicle order book as of November 6, 2023 provided for a delivery period ranging from a few months to the end of the year ending December 31, 2026, with substantially all of such vehicles currently providing for deliveries before the end of the year ending December 31, 2025. In addition, substantially all deliveries are subject to the granting of subsidies and incentives with processing times that are subject to important variations. There has been in the past and the Company expects there will continue to be variances between the expected delivery periods of orders and the actual delivery times, and certain delays could be significant. Also, there has been in the past and the Company expects there will continue to be variances in the eligibility criteria of the various programs, subsidies and incentives introduced by governmental authorities, including in their interpretation and application. Such variances or delays could result in the loss of a subsidy or incentive and/or in the cancellation of certain orders, in whole or in part. The Company's presentation of the order book should not be construed as a representation by the Company that the vehicles and charging stations included in its order book will translate into actual sales.

Cost of Sales

For the three months ended September 30, 2023, cost of sales amounted to $75.0 million, representing an increase of $30.2 million compared to $44.8 million in the corresponding period in the prior year. For the nine months ended September 30, 2023, cost of sales amounted to $189.5 million, representing an increase of $88.2 million compared to $101.3 million in the corresponding period in the prior year. The increase for both periods was primarily due to increased sales volumes and higher production levels, increased fixed manufacturing and inventory management system costs related to the ramp-up of future production capacity, higher raw material and commodity costs, and the impact of continuing inflationary environment.

Gross Profit (Loss)

For the three months ended September 30, 2023, gross profit was $5.4 million compared to a gross loss of $3.8 million for the corresponding period in the prior year. The improvement in gross profit was primarily due to the positive impact of increased sales volumes, favourable product mix, and higher manufacturing throughput, partially offset by higher raw material and commodity costs, higher inventory management system costs related to the ramp-up of future production capacity, and the impact of continuing inflationary environment.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2023, gross profit was $3.5 million compared to a gross loss of $8.2 million for the corresponding period in the prior year. The improvement in gross profit was primarily due to the positive impact of increased sales volumes, favourable product mix, and higher manufacturing throughput, partially offset by higher raw material and commodity costs, higher inventory management system costs related to the ramp-up of future production capacity, and the impact of continuing inflationary environment.

Administrative Expenses

For the three months ended September 30, 2023, administrative expenses increased by $0.8 million, from $12.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2022, to $13.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2023. Administrative expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2023 included $1.0 million of non-cash share-based compensation, compared to $2.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2022. Excluding the impact of non-cash share-based compensation, administrative expenses increased from $10.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2022 to $12.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2023. The increase was mainly due to an increase in expenses, including higher headcount, resulting from the expansion of Lion's head office and general corporate capabilities.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2023, administrative expenses increased by $3.6 million, from $34.8 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2022, to $38.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2023. Administrative expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2023 included $3.6 million of non-cash share-based compensation, compared to $7.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2022. Excluding the impact of non-cash share-based compensation, administrative expenses increased from $27.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2022 to $34.8 million for nine months ended September 30, 2023. The increase was mainly due to an increase in expenses, including higher headcount, resulting from the expansion of Lion's head office and general corporate capabilities.

Selling Expenses

For the three months ended September 30, 2023, and the three months ended September 30, 2022, selling expenses were approximately the same at $5.2 million. Selling expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2023 included $0.3 million of non-cash share-based compensation, compared to $0.7 million for the three months ended September 30, 2022. Excluding the impact of non-cash share-based compensation, selling expenses increased from $4.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2022 to $4.8 million for three months ended September 30, 2023. The slight increase was primarily due to higher sales commissions related to higher revenue, partially offset by lower marketing costs.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2023, selling expenses decreased by $0.8 million, from $17.3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2022 to $16.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2023. Selling expenses for nine months ended September 30, 2023 included $1.2 million of non-cash share-based compensation, compared to $2.5 million for nine months ended September 30, 2022. Excluding the impact of non-cash share-based compensation, selling expenses slightly increased from $14.8 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2022 to $15.3 million for nine months ended September 30, 2023. The slight increase was primarily due to higher sales commissions related to higher revenue, partially offset by lower marketing costs.

Finance Costs

For the three months ended September 30, 2023, finance costs increased by $6.2 million, from $1.5 million for the corresponding period in the prior year, to $7.7 million for the three months ended September 30, 2023. Finance costs for the three months ended September 30, 2023 were net of $1.6 million of capitalized borrowing costs. Excluding the impact of capitalized borrowing costs, finance costs increased by $7.8 million compared to the three months ended September 30, 2022. The increase was driven primarily by higher interest expense on long-term debt, due to higher average debt outstanding during the quarter relating to borrowings made under the Revolving Credit Agreement, the IQ Loan, the SIF Loan, and the Finalta-CDPQ Loan Agreement, interest and accretion expense as well as financing costs related to the Convertible Debentures and Non-Convertible Debentures issued in July 2023, and an increase in interest costs related to lease liabilities, including for the Battery Plant.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2023, finance costs increased by $9.3 million, from $1.8 million for the corresponding period in the prior year, to $11.1 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2023. Finance costs for the nine months ended September 30, 2023 were net of $4.8 million of capitalized borrowing costs. Excluding the impact of capitalized borrowing costs, finance costs increased by $14.1 million compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2022. The increase was driven primarily by higher interest expense on long-term debt, due to higher average debt outstanding during the nine months ended September 30, 2023 relating to borrowings made under the Revolving Credit Agreement, the IQ Loan, the SIF Loan, and the Finalta-CDPQ Loan Agreement, interest and accretion expense as well as financing costs related to the Convertible Debentures and Non-Convertible Debentures issued in July 2023, an increase in financing costs related to the over-allotment option exercise of the 2022 Warrants, and an increase in interest costs related to lease liabilities, including for the Battery Plant. In addition, finance costs for the nine months ended September 30, 2022 included a gain of $2.1 million on derecognition of the financial liability occurred as a result of the agreement with a private company relating to the previous acquisition of dealership rights in certain territories in the United States maturing on May 7, 2022.

Foreign Exchange Loss (Gain)

Foreign exchange losses (gains) relate primarily to the revaluation of net monetary assets denominated in foreign currencies to the functional currencies of the related Lion entities. For the three months ended September 30, 2023, foreign exchange loss was $2.9 million, compared to a loss of $2.1 million in the corresponding period in the prior year, related primarily to the impact of changes in foreign currency rates.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2023, foreign exchange gain was $0.1 million, compared to a loss of $1.4 million in the corresponding period in the prior year, and related primarily to the impact of changes in foreign currency rates.

Change in Value of Conversion Options on Convertible Debt Instruments

For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023, change in value of conversion options on convertible debt instruments was a gain of $3.4 million, and was related to the revaluation of the conversion options on the Convertible Debentures issued in July 2023.

Change in Fair Value of Share Warrant Obligations

Change in fair value of share warrant obligations moved from a gain of $7.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2022, to a gain of $0.2 million, for the three months ended September 30, 2023. The gain for the three months ended September 30, 2023 was related to the Specific Customer Warrants, the public and private Business Combination Warrants, the 2022 Warrants, and the July 2023 Warrants, and resulted mainly from the decrease in the market price of Lion equity as compared to the previous valuations.

Change in fair value of share warrant obligations moved from a gain of $86.0 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2022, to a gain of $11.9 million, for the nine months ended September 30, 2023. The gain for the nine months ended September 30, 2023, was related to the Specific Customer Warrants, the public and private warrants Business Combination Warrants, the 2022 Warrants, and the July 2023 Warrants, and resulted mainly from the decrease in the market price of Lion equity as compared to the previous valuations.

Net Earnings (Loss)

The net loss of $19.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2023 as compared to the net loss of $17.2 million for the corresponding prior period were largely due to the lower decrease in the fair value of share warrant obligations (resulting in a lower gain) discussed in "Change in fair value of share warrant obligations" above, the change in value of conversion options on convertible debt instruments, and higher finance costs, partially offset by higher gross profit.

The net loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2023 as compared to the net earnings for the corresponding prior period were largely due to the lower decrease in the fair value of share warrant obligations (resulting in a lower gain) discussed in "Change in fair value of share warrant obligations" above, the change in value of conversion options on convertible debt instruments, higher finance costs, higher administrative expenses (excluding share-based compensation), partially offset by higher gross profit, and lower non-cash share-based compensation.

CONFERENCE CALL

A conference call and webcast will be held on November 7, 2023, at 8:30 a.m. (Eastern Time) to discuss the results. To participate in the conference call, please dial (404) 975-4839 or (833) 470-1428 (toll free) using the Access Code 592776. An investor presentation and a live webcast of the conference call will also be available at www.thelionelectric.com under the "Events and Presentations" page of the "Investors" section. An archive of the event will be available for a period of time shortly after the conference call.

FINANCIAL REPORT

This release should be read together with our 2023 third quarter financial report, including the unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements of the Company as at and for the quarter ended September 30, 2023, and the related management discussion and analysis ("MD&A"), which will be filed by the Company with applicable Canadian regulatory securities authorities and with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and which will be available on SEDAR+ as well as on our website at www.thelionelectric.com. Capitalized terms not otherwise defined herein shall have the meaning ascribed to them in the MD&A.
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WeTheMarket WeTheMarket 12 months ago
LION ELECTRIC ANNOUNCES SECOND QUARTER 2023 RESULTS
August 03 2023
https://ih.advfn.com/stock-market/NYSE/lion-electric-LEV/stock-news/91724226/lion-electric-announces-second-quarter-2023-result

MONTREAL, Aug. 3, 2023 /CNW/ - The Lion Electric Company (NYSE: LEV) (TSX: LEV) ("Lion" or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, today announced its financial and operating results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2023, which ended on June 30, 2023. Lion reports its results in US dollars and in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS").

Q2 2023 FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

Record revenue for a quarter of $58.0 million, up $28.5 million, as compared to $29.5 million in Q2 2022.
Achieved positive gross profit of $0.4 million as compared to a gross loss of $3.5 million in Q2 2022.
Delivery of 199 vehicles, an increase of 94 vehicles, as compared to the 105 delivered in the same period last year. Deliveries were negatively impacted by delays in the final approval of a subsidy program which resulted in the deferral to subsequent quarters of the delivery of 50 school buses to one customer despite that such vehicles were ready for delivery and the client being ready to receive them.
Net loss of $11.8 million in Q2 2023, as compared to net earnings of $37.5 million in Q2 2022. Net loss for Q2 2023 includes a $6.0 million gain related to non-cash decrease in the fair value of share warrant obligations and a $2.1 million charge related to non-cash share-based compensation, whereas net earnings for Q2 2022 included a $56.9 million gain related to non-cash decrease in the fair value of share warrant obligations and a $3.4 million charge related to non-cash share-based compensation.
Adjusted EBITDA1 of negative $9.7 million, as compared to negative $14.4 million in Q2 2022, after mainly adjusting for certain non-cash items such as change in fair value of share warrant obligations and share-based compensation.
Capital expenditures, which included expenditures related to the Joliet Facility and the Lion Campus, amounted to $19.1 million, down $25.2 million, as compared to $44.3 million in Q2 2022. See section 8.0 of this MD&A entitled "Operational Highlights" for more information related to the Joliet Facility and the Lion Campus.
Additions to intangible assets, which mainly consist of R&D activities, amounted to $17.9 million, down $6.7 million, as compared to $24.6 million in Q2 2022.
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1 Adjusted EBITDA is a non-IFRS financial measure. See "Non-IFRS Measures and Other Performance Metrics" section of this press release.

BUSINESS UPDATES

More than 1,400 vehicles on the road, with over 14 million miles driven.
Vehicle order book2 of 2,559 all-electric medium- and heavy-duty urban vehicles as of August 2, 2023, consisting of 304 trucks and 2,255 buses, representing a combined total order value of approximately $625 million based on management's estimates.
LionEnergy order book2 of 275 charging stations and related services as of August 2, 2023, representing a combined total order value of approximately $5 million.
12 Experience Centers in operation in the United States and Canada.
Officially inaugurated the vehicle manufacturing facility in Joliet, Illinois.
Progressing on final certification of the first Lion battery packs.
On July 19, 2023, the Company closed concurrent financing transactions for aggregate gross proceeds to the Company of approximately $142 million, extended the maturity of its senior credit facilities by one year to August 11, 2025, and terminated its at-the-market equity program which was set to expire in July 2024 and will therefore no longer make any sales thereunder.
As of August 2, 2023, Lion had approximately 1,450 employees.
"We are pleased with our performance in the second quarter of 2023, as we continued to see gradual growth in revenue and in truck deliveries," commented Marc Bedard, CEO - Founder of Lion. "As we recently closed a $142 million financing that provides us with the flexibility to execute our growth plans, we will continue to focus our efforts on achieving profitability, which is moving in the right direction, as demonstrated by the positive gross margin we posted this quarter," concluded Marc Bedard.

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2 See "Non-IFRS Measures and Other Performance Metrics" section of this press release. The Company's vehicle and charging stations order book is determined by management based on purchase orders that have been signed, orders that have been formally confirmed by clients or products in respect of which formal joint applications for governmental subsidies or economic incentives have been made by the applicable clients and the Company. The order book is expressed as a number of units or a total dollar value, which dollar value is determined based on the pricing of each unit included in the order book. The vehicles included in the vehicle order book as of August 2, 2023 provided for a delivery period ranging from a few months to the end of the year ending December 31, 2026, with substantially all of such vehicles currently providing for deliveries before the end of the year ending December 31, 2025. In addition, substantially all deliveries are subject to the granting of subsidies and incentives with processing times that are subject to important variations. There has been in the past and the Company expects there will continue to be variances between the expected delivery periods of orders and the actual delivery times, and certain delays could be significant. Such variances or delays could result in the loss of a subsidy or incentive and/or in the cancellation of certain orders, in whole or in part. The Company's presentation of the order book should not be construed as a representation by the Company that the vehicles and charging stations included in its order book will translate into actual sales.


SELECT EXPLANATIONS ON RESULTS OF OPERATIONS FOR THE SECOND QUARTER OF FISCAL YEAR 2023

Revenue

For the three months ended June 30, 2023, revenue amounted to $58.0 million, an increase of $28.5 million compared to the corresponding period in the prior year. The increase in revenue was primarily due to an increase in vehicle sales volume of 94 units, from 105 units (90 school buses and 15 trucks; 91 vehicles in Canada and 14 vehicles in the U.S.) for the three months ended June 30, 2022 to 199 units (166 school buses and 33 trucks; 171 vehicles in Canada and 28 vehicles in the U.S.) for the three months ended June 30, 2023.

For the six months ended June 30, 2023, revenue amounted to $112.7 million, an increase of $60.6 million compared to the corresponding period in the prior year. The increase in revenue was primarily due to an increase in vehicle sales volume of 230 units, from 189 units (162 school buses and 27 trucks; 171 vehicles in Canada and 18 vehicles in the U.S.) for the six months ended June 30, 2022 to 419 units (373 school buses and 46 trucks; 386 vehicles in Canada and 33 vehicles in the U.S.) for the six months ended June 30, 2023.

Revenues for the three and six months ended June 30, 2023 were negatively impacted by delays in the final approval of a subsidy program which resulted in the deferral to subsequent quarters of the delivery of 50 school buses to one customer despite that such vehicles were ready for delivery and the client being ready to receive them. In addition, revenues were impacted by continuing global supply chain challenges, which required the Company to delay the final assembly of certain vehicles and resulted in increased inventory levels, as well as challenges associated with the production ramp-up and the development of certain models.

Cost of Sales

For the three months ended June 30, 2023, cost of sales amounted to $57.6 million, representing an increase of $24.6 million compared to $33.0 million in the corresponding period in the prior year. For the six months ended June 30, 2023, cost of sales amounted to $114.6 million, representing an increase of $58.0 million compared to $56.5 million in the corresponding period in the prior year. The increase for both periods was primarily due to increased sales volumes and higher production levels, increased fixed manufacturing and inventory management system costs related to the ramp-up of future production capacity, higher raw material and commodity costs, and the impact of continuing global supply chain challenges and inflationary environment.

Gross Profit (Loss)

For the three months ended June 30, 2023, gross profit was $0.4 million compared to a gross loss of $3.5 million for the corresponding period in the prior year. The improvement in gross profit was primarily due to the positive impact of increased sales volumes, favourable product mix, and higher manufacturing throughput, partially offset by higher raw material and commodity costs, higher inventory management system costs related to the ramp-up of future production capacity, and the impact of continuing global supply chain challenges and inflationary environment.

For the six months ended June 30, 2023, gross loss was $1.8 million compared to a gross loss of $4.4 million for the corresponding period in the prior year. The decrease in the gross loss was primarily due to the positive impact of increased sales volumes, favourable product mix, and higher manufacturing throughput, partially offset by higher raw material and commodity costs, higher inventory management system costs related to the ramp-up of future production capacity, and the impact of continuing global supply chain challenges and inflationary environment.

Administrative Expenses

For the three months ended June 30, 2023, administrative expenses increased by $0.8 million, from $11.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2022, to $12.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2023. Administrative expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2023 included $1.6 million of non-cash share-based compensation, compared to $2.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2022. Excluding the impact of non-cash share-based compensation, administrative expenses increased from $9.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2022 to $10.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2023. The increase was mainly due to an increase in expenses, including higher headcount, resulting from the expansion of Lion's head office and general corporate capabilities in anticipation of an expected increase in business activities.

For the six months ended June 30, 2023, administrative expenses increased by $2.8 million, from $22.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2022, to $25.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2023. Administrative expenses for the six months ended June 30, 2023 included $2.7 million of non-cash share-based compensation, compared to $5.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2022. Excluding the impact of non-cash share-based compensation, administrative expenses increased from $17.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2022 to $22.8 million for six months ended June 30, 2023. The increase was mainly due to an increase in expenses, including higher headcount, resulting from the expansion of Lion's head office and general corporate capabilities in anticipation of an expected increase in business activities.

Selling Expenses

For the three months ended June 30, 2023, selling expenses decreased by $1.3 million, from $6.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2022, to $5.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2023. Selling expenses for the three months ended June 30, 2023 included $0.4 million of non-cash share-based compensation, compared to $0.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2022. Excluding the impact of non-cash share-based compensation, selling expenses decreased from $5.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2022 to $5.0 million for three months ended June 30, 2023. The decrease was primarily due to streamlined selling related expenses and lower marketing costs.

For the six months ended June 30, 2023, selling expenses decreased by $0.8 million, from $12.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2022, to $11.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2023. Selling expenses for six months ended June 30, 2023 included $0.8 million of non-cash share-based compensation, compared to $1.8 million for six months ended June 30, 2022. Excluding the impact of non-cash share-based compensation, selling expenses slightly increased from $10.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2022 to $10.5 million for six months ended June 30, 2023.

Finance Costs (Income)

For the three months ended June 30, 2023, finance costs (income) increased by $2.8 million, from an income of $0.8 million for the corresponding period in the prior year, to a cost $2.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2023. Finance costs for the three months ended June 30, 2023 were net of $1.4 million of capitalized borrowing costs. Excluding the impact of capitalized borrowing costs, finance costs increased by $4.3 million compared to the three months ended June 30, 2022. The increase was driven primarily by higher interest expense on long-term debt, due to higher debt outstanding during the quarter relating to borrowings made under the Revolving Credit Agreement, the IQ Loan, the SIF Loan, and the Finalta-CDPQ Loan Agreement, an increase in interest costs related to lease liabilities, including for the Mirabel battery manufacturing facility. In addition, finance costs (income) for the three months ended June 30, 2022 included the gain on derecognition of the financial liability occurred as a result of the agreement with a private company relating to the previous acquisition of dealership rights in certain territories in the United States maturing on May 7, 2022.

For the six months ended June 30, 2023, finance costs increased by $3.1 million, from $0.3 million for the corresponding period in the prior year, to $3.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2023. Finance costs for the six months ended June 30, 2023 were net of $3.1 million of capitalized borrowing costs. Excluding the impact of capitalized borrowing costs, finance costs increased by $6.2 million compared to the six months ended June 30, 2022. The increase was driven primarily by higher interest expense on long-term debt, due to higher debt outstanding during the first half of the year relating to borrowings made under the Revolving Credit Agreement, the IQ Loan, the SIF Loan, and the Finalta-CDPQ Loan Agreement, as well as an increase in financing costs related to the over-allotment option exercise of the 2022 Warrants, and an increase in interest costs related to lease liabilities, including for the Mirabel battery manufacturing facility. In addition, finance costs (income) for the six months ended June 30, 2022 included the gain on derecognition of the financial liability occurred as a result of the agreement with a private company relating to the previous acquisition of dealership rights in certain territories in the United States maturing on May 7, 2022.

Foreign Exchange Gain

Foreign exchange gains relate primarily to the revaluation of net monetary assets denominated in foreign currencies to the functional currencies of the related Lion entities. For the three months ended June 30, 2023, foreign exchange gain was $1.8 million, compared a gain of $1.6 million in the corresponding period in the prior year, related primarily to the impact of changes in foreign currency rates.

For six months ended June 30, 2023, foreign exchange gain was $3.0 million, compared a gain of $0.7 million in the corresponding period in the prior year, related primarily to the impact of changes in foreign currency rates.

Change in Fair Value of Share Warrant Obligations

Change in fair value of share warrant obligations moved from a gain of $56.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2022, to a gain of $6.0 million, for the three months ended June 30, 2023. The gain for the three months ended June 30, 2023, was related to the warrants issued to a customer in July 2020, the public and private warrants issued as part of the closing of the Business Combination on May 6, 2021, and the 2022 Warrants issued under the December 2022 Offering, and resulted mainly from the decrease in the market price of Lion equity as compared to the previous valuations.

Change in fair value of share warrant obligations moved from a gain of $78.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2022, to a gain of $11.7 million, for the six months ended June 30, 2023. The gain for the six months ended June 30, 2023, was related to the warrants issued to a customer in July 2020, the public and private warrants issued as part of the closing of the Business Combination on May 6, 2021, and the 2022 Warrants issued under the December 2022 Offering, and resulted mainly from the decrease in the market price of Lion equity as compared to the previous valuations.

Net Earnings (Loss)

The net loss for the three months ended June 30, 2023 as compared to the net earnings for the corresponding prior period were largely due to the lower decrease in the fair value of share warrant obligations (resulting in a lower gain) discussed in "Change in fair value of share warrant obligations" above, higher administrative expenses (excluding share-based compensation), partially offset by higher gross profit and lower non-cash share-based compensation.

The net loss for the six months ended June 30, 2023 as compared to the net earnings for the corresponding prior period were largely due to the lower decrease in the fair value of share warrant obligations (resulting in a lower gain) discussed in "Change in fair value of share warrant obligations" above, higher administrative expenses (excluding share-based compensation), partially offset by lower gross loss, lower non-cash share-based compensation, and the impact of a higher foreign exchange gain compared to the corresponding prior period.

CONFERENCE CALL

A conference call and webcast will be held on August 3, 2023, at 8:30 a.m. (Eastern Time) to discuss the results. To participate in the conference call, please dial (226) 828-7575 or (833) 950-0062 (toll free) using the Access Code 242263. An investor presentation and a live webcast of the conference call will also be available at www.thelionelectric.com under the "Events and Presentations" page of the "Investors" section. An archive of the event will be available for a period of time shortly after the conference call.

FINANCIAL REPORT

This release should be read together with our 2023 second quarter financial report, including the unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements of the Company as at and for the quarter ended June 30, 2023, and the related management discussion and analysis ("MD&A"), which will be filed by the Company with applicable Canadian securities regulatory authorities and with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and which will be available on SEDAR+ as well as on our website at www.thelionelectric.com.
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