Mack Trucks to unveil New Mack Electric LR Model Refuse Truck
Mack Trucks said it plans to deploy a Mack electric LR model refuse truck equipped with an integrated electric drivetrain as a demonstration vehicle in the New York City Department of Sanitation fleet by 2019.
The company, a part of the Volvo Group, said The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY), one of Mack’s largest customers, will test the demonstration vehicle in its highly demanding operations.
Jonathan Randall, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Mack Trucks North America, said introducing the truck will allow the company to move forward into the future with sustainable technology.
“It’s clear that electro-mobility will be a part of the trucking industry’s future, and Mack is well-positioned to offer integrated, fully electric solutions for the North American market,’’ Randall said. “DSNY is one of Mack’s largest customers, and the department is known for its progressive sustainability efforts. We look forward to working with them as we test the first fully electric LR model in a real-world application.’’
Mack said that introducing a full electric vehicle – within the context of a route wherein a truck returns home nightly – will be an “excellent test’’ for the vehicle.
“DSNY looks forward to extending our long-standing partnership with Mack Trucks through the testing of the electric LR,’’ said Rocky DiRico, DSNY’s deputy commissioner. “Sustainability is extremely important to the DSNY, and we consistently test new technology to help New York City reach its goal of 80 percent reduced emissions by 2050.’’
Mack Trucks said the benefits of introducing the electric truck include zero emissions, environmental sustainability, and overall reduced noise during operation, allowing for quiet evening operation.