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December 29, 2021 12:45 PM, EST

Mack Begins Serial Production of First Electric Truck

Mack LR Mack LR Electric by Mack

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Mack Trucks reported its first fully electric Class 8 vehicle, the LR model, is in serial production at Mack’s Lehigh Valley Operations facility in Macungie, Pa.

LVO is where all Class 8 Mack vehicles for North America and export are assembled, according to Greensboro, N.C.-based Mack, a unit of Volvo Group.

Equipped with four nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) oxide lithium-ion batteries, the LR Electric is charged by a 150kW, SAE J1772-compliant charging system.

Mack LR factory

Mack LR production at Lehigh Valley Operations in Macungie, Pa. (Mack)

The batteries provide vehicle propulsion and power for all onboard accessories driven through 12V, 24V and 600V electric circuits.

A three-mode regenerative braking system helps recapture the energy from the hundreds of daily stops the vehicle would make as a result of increasing payload throughout the day.

The Mack LR Electric may be fitted with equipment bodies from numerous manufacturers based on the unique needs of the customer. — Transport Topics

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