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Mack Makes Moves In The Electric Refuse & Waste Management Industry

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GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA – MACK recently released it’s Class 8 Mack LR Electric Refuse Truck and is bringing electric innovation to the waste management industry. Recently just launched to the public it is just one part of Mack’s rollout of new products, services and solutions.

“Mack Trucks, the market leader in the refuse industry, is also a leader in e-mobility, and this is another step forward in our ongoing electrification journey,”

-Jonathan Randall, Senior VP of Sales & Commercial Operations

MACK trucks, in recent years, acquired buy Swedish company AB Volvo. Volvo has been heavily leveraged to China investment over the years and has its hand in buy outs and m&a in construction equipment, trucks, equipment and autonomous technology.

In Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Africa, and Oceania, AB Volvo and its subsidiaries manufacture and sell trucks, buses, construction equipment, and marine and industrial engines.

The Volvo, UD Trucks, Renault Trucks, Mack, Eicher, Arquus, cellcentric, and Dongfeng Trucks brands provide trucks for long-haulage, construction, mining, and distribution purposes, while the Prevost and Nova Bus brands provide city and intercity buses, coaches, and bus chassis, as well as associated transport systems.

Under the Volvo and SDLG Trucks brands, it also provides construction equipment such as excavators, articulated and rigid haulers, wheel loaders, road construction machines, pavers, and compactors. Furthermore, the company provides engines and power solutions for recreational and commercial vessels, as well as power generation.

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Enter The Next Gen Mack LR Electric

The new LR Electric has 42 percent more energy and a standard 376 kWh total battery capacity, providing a greater range. The Mack LR Electric has twin electric motors and produces 448 continuous horsepower and 4,051 lb.-ft. of peak torque from zero RPM. The LR Electric is equipped with a two-speed Mack Powershift transmission, Mack mRIDE suspension, and Mack’s S462R 46,000-pound rear axles.

The LR Electric is easily identified by a copper-colored Bulldog on the cab denoting the electric drivetrain. Vehicle propulsion is provided by four NMC (Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide) lithium-ion batteries that are charged by a 150 kW, SAE J1772-compliant charging system. The four batteries also power every onboard accessory, which is powered by 12V, 24V, and 600V circuits. The two-stage regenerative braking system aids in the recovery of energy from the hundreds of stops made by the vehicle each day with an increasing load.

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MACK LR ELECTRIC SPECS

MACK Key Components    
Power Source
2 AC motors with 400kW Peak (536 hp) & 334 kW (448 hp) continuous power
Batteries
4 NMC lithium-ion batteries (Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide), 600V, fast charge capability. Charging Time and Rate: 120 minutes @ 150kW
Transmission
2-speed Mack Powershift 4,051 lb.-ft. peak output torque
Charging System
Up to 150kW charge power with a max current of 200A, 550-750 volts, compliant with SAE J1772
Auxiliary Power
Circuits: 12, 24 and 600V, 260 Amp. Powering PTO, steering assist, pneumatic, and climate systems
Brakes
Two-stage regenerative
Specifications    
Weight Rating (GVWR)
66,000 lbs.
Axles
Mack FXL20 20,000-lb. front axle
Mack S462R 52,000-lb. rear axles
Mack mRIDETM 46,000-lb. suspension
Service and Training
Supported through Mack dealership network
Payload
Up to 25,500 lbs.
Comfort
Extended cab for more room; a tilt and telescopic steering column; new seat positions; suspended pedals; adjustable
knee bolsters and armrests; integrated air conditioner
Operating Range
Up to 100 on-the-job miles
Download Additional Information    
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Mack LR Electric Spec She
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DSNY Press Release
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Republic Services Press Release
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Mack and Electromobility
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Mack® Electromobility Municipal Fleet Financing
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Mack® Ultra Service Agreement For LR Electric
     

 

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MACK LR ELECTRIC REFUSE TRUCKS IN THE NEWS

Miami-Dade Purchases Mack LR® Electric Refuse Vehicle to Help Reduce Emissions

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (May 10, 2022) – Mack Trucks today announced that Miami-Dade County, Florida, purchased a Mack LR® Electric refuse vehicle, the first heavy-duty electric vehicle to be added to its fleet. The Miami-Dade LR Electric is being spotlighted during WasteExpo 2022, May 9-12, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.
City of Ocala, Florida, Purchases Two Mack LR® Electric Vehicles to Help Meet Sustainability Goals

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (May 10, 2022) – Mack Trucks today announced that the City of Ocala, Florida, recently purchased two Mack LR® Electric refuse vehicles to add to its solid waste management fleet. Mack made the announcement during WasteExpo 2022, May 9-12, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mack Range Calculator for Electric Vehicles Helps Customers Plan Routes for Electrification

GREENSBORO, NC (April 7, 2022) – Mack Trucks recently introduced its Range Calculator for Electric Vehicles to help customers simulate real-world collection routes. This information allows customers to plan and build routes for the Mack LR® Electric refuse vehicle based on many route-specific variables.  
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