Electric propulsion confirmed for Mack Trucks

Mack refuse truck to get to work in NY in 2019

The Volvo Group is pushing ahead quickly with its electric powertrains, now adding Mack Trucks into the electric-drive mix.

It might still be awhile before we see this in Australia, however Mack Trucks will add an electric refuse truck to their North America line up in 2019.

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The announcement comes following the commencement of real-world use of Volvo electric trucks in Sweden, and the confirmation UD Trucks would have electric models available in some markets by 2020.

The fully electric Mack LR refuse model will first get to work on a trial basis with the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY),

Jonathan Randall, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Mack Trucks North America, says electric drive is ideal for city bus and waste truck applications.

“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.”

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We will keep you updated with further details as they come to hand and stay up to date with all the latest Mack Trucks News at heavyvehicles.com.au.

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