Mack LR Electric now in series production – Fuel Smarts
The Mack LR Electric, Mack Trucks’ first fully electric Class 8 vehicle, is now in series production at the company’s Lehigh Valley Operations (LVO) facility in Macungie, Pa. LVO is where all Mack Class 8 vehicles for North America and export are assembled.
Equipped with four NMC (Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide) lithium-ion batteries, the LR Electric is charged by a 150 kW charging system, compliant with SAE J1772. The batteries ensure the propulsion of the vehicle and the supply of all on-board accessories supplied by 12 V, 24 V and 600 V electrical circuits. A three-mode regenerative braking system makes it possible to recover energy from the hundreds of stops that the vehicle performs every day due to the increased payload throughout the day.
The Mack LR Electric can be fitted with equipment bodies from many manufacturers depending on the unique needs of the customer. The LR Electric has the same ergonomics and visibility as the diesel-powered LR model. The same driver / passenger side driving configurations, as well as the same seat choices and door options, are offered in the Electric LR as in the diesel-powered Mack LR model. A copper colored Bulldog hood ornament, signifying the fully electric transmission, is highlighted on the front of the truck.
Mack recently announced that LR Electric comes standard with the Mack Ultra service contract, providing customers with a bespoke availability package designed specifically to meet BEV’s unique needs. The Ultra service agreement includes preventive and scheduled maintenance, towing and repair, battery warranty and monitoring through Mack Connected Services in one package that can include monthly payments.
Supported by Mack GuardDog Connect, Mack’s integrated telematics solution, the LR Electric and its batteries will be monitored for battery health and performance, and fault codes will be detected when recorded by the battery and the electrical components of the energy storage system.
TEC Equipment Fontana, Calif., And Northwest Equipment Sales in Boise, Idaho, were the first two Mack dealers to achieve Certified Electric Vehicle Dealer status. Many more dealers are currently in the process of meeting the many stringent requirements for safety, charging infrastructure and training. The installation update is also necessary.
Mack announced plans to launch the LR Electric model in 2018, with the first demonstration vehicle being delivered to the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in September 2020. Since then, the vehicles have been tested in conditions. real in a demanding environment. of the largest sanitation service in the world. The second LR Electric demo model was delivered in October 2020 to Republic Services and is currently being tested in a residential application in Hickory, NC.
DSNY recently announced its intention to purchase seven LR Electric models that will operate in the city’s five boroughs.
Originally posted on Work Truck Online