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Mack LR Electric refuse truck begins real-world trials in NYC

Volvo Group subsidiary Mack Trucks has delivered a demonstration model of its Mack LR Electric to the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY), which will put it through real-world trials.

DSNY, the world’s largest municipal sanitation department, collects some 12,000 tons of refuse and recyclables each day, using over 6,000 vehicles. The majority of the agency’s collection fleet is comprised of Mack vehicles.

DSNY will base the Mack LR Electric demonstration model at its Brooklyn North 1 garage, and conduct trials on local collection routes, evaluating operating range, payload capacity, regenerative braking and overall functionality.

DSNY’s Mack LR Electric features two 167 kW motors, offering a combined 536 peak hp and 4,051 lb-ft of torque. The vehicle is equipped with a two-speed Mack Powershift transmission and Mack proprietary S522R 52,000-lb rear axles. The truck features four NMC lithium-ion battery packs, charged via a 150 kW, SAE J1772-compliant charging system. All accessories on the Mack LR Electric model, including the hydraulic system for the Heil Durapack 5000 refuse body, are electrically driven through 12 V, 24 V and 600 V circuits.

“The LR Electric is equipped with Mack’s integrated electric powertrain to help DSNY achieve their greenhouse gas goals, while also offering a significantly quieter propulsion system,” said Mack SVP Jonathan Randall.

“Electric trucks will be a key component to helping New York City meet its ambitious goal of reducing GHG emissions by 80 percent by the year 2035,” said DSNY’s Rocco DiRico.

Source: Mack Trucks

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