Mack Trucks announced today that it has entered partnerships with Heliox and Gilbarco Veeder-Root to help encourage customer adoption of battery-electric vehicles (BEV) such as the Mack LR Electric, Mack’s first fully electric Class 8 refuse truck.
The agreements will offer end-to-end support and enable customer accessibility to Mack partners who will help them in their journey toward zero-emissions technology and will provide customers access to on-hand inventory, hardware installation services and support resources focused on charger uptime.
“This is another terrific example of Mack offering the total solution for electrification,” said Jonathan Randall, president of Mack Trucks North America. “Partnering with these two well-known companies is a game-changer for Mack in the sense that we can now support our customers with their infrastructure upgrades, enabling them to have better access to mobile and fixed chargers. Heliox and Gilbarco have gone through substantial testing to ensure the reliability of their charging solutions, so we are confident that Mack customers will enjoy the same level of support they have come to expect from Mack.”
Randall said this is a key differentiator for Mack, as charging infrastructure components continue to be difficult to secure, plus installation and support services can vary.
“Customers can now acquire EV charging hardware solutions directly from Mack dealers when purchasing a Mack LR Electric refuse vehicle,” said Ryan Saba, Mack Trucks energy solutions manager. “With these agreements, charging solutions in all desired power levels from 50kWh to 180kWh are available to support varying fleet duty cycles and dwell times. Customers now have access to Mack strategic partners who will support the development of specialized and forward-thinking infrastructure to best suit their charging requirements and energy demands.”
Gilbarco Veeder-Root is based in Greensboro, North Carolina, and Heliox is based in Atlanta, Georgia.