Lion Electric and Electrical Components International: Empowering Sustainable Mobility Together

Joliet, IL – July 24, 2023 –We are thrilled to celebrate the grand opening of Lion Electric’s state-of-the-art facility dedicated to electric buses and trucks in Joliet, Illinois. This momentous occasion marks a significant milestone in our partnership and our shared commitment to shaping a greener future. The Electrical Components International (ECI) and ProEV leadership team is honored to be part of this inspiring journey.

For the past seven years, Lion Electric and ProEV, a division of ECI, have been innovating together. As pioneers in electric transportation and leaders in sustainable electrification, we have come together with a shared vision to revolutionize the way we move and reduce our environmental impact. By combining Lion Electric’s EV and battery technology with ECI’s expertise in electrification solutions, we create a transformative North American ecosystem that brings us closer to our shared goal.

This grand opening is not only a new chapter for Lion, but it also symbolizes the collective determination of our ecosystem to lead the charge towards sustainable transportation solutions. As Marc Bedard, CEO and founder of Lion Electric, said at the Joliet Grand Opening, “We are at the forefront of a manufacturing rebirth in the United States, and together with Governor J.B. Pritzker and his team, industry stakeholders and EV advocates, we are creating the next era of transportation in the Midwest, with a critical need to reduce carbon emissions, strengthen the region’s economic vitality, and support sustainability”. These words encapsulate our shared vision and serve as a reminder of the incredible possibilities that lie ahead.

Congratulations to Lion Electric on this remarkable occasion! We are excited about the journey ahead and look forward to continuing to lead the way together in sustainable mobility.

About ECI 

Founded in 1953, Electrical Components International (ECI) is one of the world’s leading suppliers of electrical distribution systems, control box assemblies, and other critical engineered components for diversified markets. With 25,000 employees and 40+ global manufacturing locations, ECI is the trusted partner to market leaders with 500+ customers. At ECI, we power smart, connected, and electrified solutions that enable the most advanced technologies to solve the most complex challenges. For more information about ECI, visit