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Mack Trucks announced Bruckner’s Truck & Equipment in Fort Worth, Texas, is now a certified electric vehicle dealer, making this the first Mack dealership to be EV-certified in Texas.
Bruckner’s Fort Worth now will be able to service and support the Mack LR Electric, Mack’s first fully electric Class 8 refuse truck.
The location has 25 technicians, 12 of whom are master techs and two of whom are EV-certified. The branch has three full-service field trucks and offers $3 million in parts inventory, noted Mack, a unit of Volvo Group.
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To become EV-certified, Mack reported dealers must meet numerous stringent safety, charging, tooling, training and infrastructure requirements. The facility also must be upgraded to accommodate electric vehicles.
“From the selection of charging equipment, to training technicians, Mack was with us every step of the way,” Chris Bruckner, executive vice president of Bruckner’s Truck & Equipment, said in a release. “Safety was at the forefront of all training and facility upgrades. We are proud to be the first Mack Certified EV Dealer in Texas.”
Mack launched its next-generation Mack LR Electric in March. It features a standard 376 kilowatt hour total battery capacity, offering 42% more energy and increased range between charges compared with the earlier model. — Transport Topics
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