Mack Adds Order for LR Electric Refuse Truck

Mack Refuse Truck
Cambridge, Mass., recently ordered two Mack LR Electric models. (Mack Trucks)

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Mack Trucks announced the city of Cambridge, Mass., has ordered two Mack LR Electric models to help move toward its goal of having a fully electric fleet. The Mack LR electric vehicles will be the first Class 8 electric trucks in the refuse collection fleet in the city across the Charles River from Boston.

Mack has received 41 orders for the LR electric model, a company spokesperson said in December.

The next-generation Mack LR Electric, launched in March 2022, offers a standard 376 kWh total battery capacity for 42% more energy and increased range between vehicle charges. Twin electric motors produce 448 continuous horsepower and 4,051 pound-feet of peak torque output from zero RPM, according to the Greensboro, N.C.-based company.

Four 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. — Transport Topics

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