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April 8, 2022 11:23 AM, EDT

Mack Offers Range Calculator for LR Electric Model

Mack Trucks LR Electric modelMack Trucks' LR Electric features 42% more energy and a standard 376 kilowatt hour total battery capacity for increased range. (Mack Trucks)

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Mack Trucks has introduced its range calculator for its Mack LR Electric refuse vehicles to help customers simulate real-world routes and build routes based on route-specific variables.

The feature takes into account the battery capacity, refuse-body-application type, ambient temperature, terrain and the number of stops on a specific route, according to Greensboro, N.C.-based Mack, a unit of Volvo Trucks North America.

Mack noted it is able to use the data to produce a report predicting the number of starts and stops the Mack LR Electric can fulfill on the specific route. The calculator takes into account increasing payload, regenerative braking and the time spent at each stop.

The next-generation LR Electric, which was launched in March, features 42% more energy and a standard 376 kilowatt hour total battery capacity for increased range.

The same driver/passenger side driving configurations, as well as seating choices and door options, are offered in the LR Electric as on the diesel-powered Mack LR model. — Transport Topics

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