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Mack Trucks now taking orders for electric refuse truck

Stacy Wescoe//March 3, 2022

Mack Trucks now taking orders for electric refuse truck

Stacy Wescoe//March 3, 2022

Mack Trucks announced today that its next generation Mack LR Electric battery-electric vehicle is now available for order. PHOTO/COURTESY MACK TRUCK –

Mack Trucks announced Wednesday that its next generation Mack LR Electric battery-electric vehicle (BEV) is available for order. 

The Class 8 Mack LR Electric refuse truck model offers customers a more sustainable option for refuse and recycling collection.  

Mack began production of the LR Electric in 2021 at its Lehigh Valley Operations facility in Macungie, where all Class 8 Mack vehicles for North America and export are assembled. 

“Mack Trucks, the market leader in the refuse industry, is also a leader in e-mobility, and this is another step forward in our ongoing electrification journey,” said Jonathan Randall, Mack Trucks senior vice president of sales and commercial operations. “Customer feedback about the Mack LR Electric has been extremely positive, and we look forward to continuing to advance electrification to fulfill the needs of our customers.” 

The next generation LR Electric features 42 percent more energy than previous models and a standard 376 kWh total battery capacity offering an increased range. 

“Mack continues to make investments in e-mobility, and we are pleased that this next generation LR Electric further improves our offering,” said Scott Barraclough, Mack senior product manager of e-mobility. “Our dealers also are becoming EV certified, so customers will have the same level of service and support they have come to expect from Mack and its extensive dealer network.” 

 Mack said it has EV-certified dealers in California, Idaho and Montreal, Quebec, and many more are working toward achieving EV Certification status. 

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