The Class 8 Mack LR Electric refuse model, featured in Mack booth No. 2028, is a zero-emission vehicle, offering customers a more sustainable option for refuse and recycling collection. The next generation Mack LR Electric offers 42 percent more energy and a standard 376kWh total battery capacity for increased range between charges. Twin electric motors with 448 continuous horsepower and a 4,051 lb.-ft. of peak torque output from zero RPM power the vehicle.
A copper-colored Bulldog on the cab makes the LR Electric easily identifiable as a Mack and denotes the electric drivetrain. Four NMC (Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide) lithium-ion batteries, charged through a 150 kW, SAE J1772-compliant charging system, propels the vehicle and also provides power for all onboard accessories through 12V, 24V and 600V circuits. The two-stage regenerative braking system helps recapture energy from the hundreds of stops the vehicle makes each day with an increasing load.
The Mack Lehigh Valley Operations facility in Macungie, Pennsylvania, where all Class 8 Mack vehicles for North America and export are assembled, began production of the LR Electric in 2021.
Features of the model in Mack booth No. 2028 at ACT Expo include:
For more information about the Mack LR Electric model, please visit Mack booth No. 2028 at ACT Expo, contact your local Mack dealer or visit www.macktrucks.com.