Mack Trucks has announced that dealers are now taking orders for the Mack MD Electric, the brand’s first medium-duty electric vehicle.
The MD Electric is designed to complement the diesel Mack MD, introduced in 2020. The company’s first EV was the Mack LR Electric, which began production in December 2021.
The new truck, which is exempt from the 12% federal excise tax, is available in a Class 6 model with a GVWR of 25,995 pounds and a Class 7 model with a GVWR of 33,000 pounds. It is powered by nickel manganese cobalt oxide lithium-ion batteries in either a 150 kWh or 240 kWh configuration. It will be manufactured at the company’s Roanoke Valley Operations in Virginia.
“Mack is committed to moving toward a more sustainable, decarbonized future,” said Jonathan Randall, President of Mack Trucks North America, “and the MD Electric is just another step in our journey.”