“Mack Trucks looks forward to working with WIN Waste and their customers to help them achieve their environmental goals,” said Jonathan Randall, president of Mack Trucks North America. “Mack is committed to offering solutions that offer zero emissions and help improve sustainability for a cleaner environment.”
The two Mack LR Electric vehicles will each collect 150 cubic yards of waste per day on service routes in Boston, Massachusetts. The waste will be converted into renewable energy to charge the LR Electric vehicles, as well as provide converted renewable energy to homes and businesses in the region. It is estimated that this will eliminate the need for about 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel per year and reducing Greenhouse Gases (GHG).
WIN Waste operates 50 strategically located collection, transfer and disposal assets, including waste-to-energy facilities, transfer solutions, ash monofils, landfills, as well as fleets of rail cars and collection vehicles. WIN Waste recycles more than 354,000 tons of plastic, paper and metals from the waste stream and converts more than 6.4 million tons of post-recycled waste into renewable energy.
“Electric trucks are a natural progression of WIN Waste’s emphasis on sustainability and circularity,” said Dan Mayo, Chief Executive Officer of WIN Waste Innovations. “By recharging our Mack LR Electric trucks using the energy generated from the very waste they collect, we are actively bolstering our own sustainability goals, as well as those of our customers.”
The next generation Mack LR Electric, launched in March 2022, offers a standard 376 kWh total battery capacity for 42 percent more energy and increased range between vehicle charges. Twin electric motors produce 448 continuous horsepower and 4,051 lb.-ft. of peak torque output from zero RPM.
Four NMC (Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide) lithium-ion batteries, charged through a 150 kW, SAE J1772-compliant charging system, power the vehicle and 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.
Ballard Truck Center, a Mack Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealer located in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, will service and support WIN Waste’s two Mack LR Electric vehicles.
Dedicated to durability, reliability and meeting the needs of customers, Mack Trucks has provided purpose-built transportation solutions for more than a century. Today, Mack is one of North America’s largest producers of heavy-duty trucks, and Mack® trucks are sold and serviced through an extensive distribution network in more than 45 countries. Mack trucks, diesel engines and transmissions sold in North America are assembled in the United States. Mack manufacturing locations are certified to the internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard for quality, ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems and ISO 45001 standard for health and safety management systems. Mack is also a proud sponsor of Share the Road, an American Trucking Associations public information campaign aimed at enhancing the safety of our nation's roadways.
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