Mack Trucks launches electric refuse vehicle

Mack Trucks has unveiled a demonstration model of an electrified version of the company’s refuse truck. The Mack LR EV is powered by two 130 kW motors that produce a combined 370 kW of total peak power, 260 kW of continuous power, and 4,051 lb-ft of torque.

The electric Mack LR is equipped with four Li-ion batteries charged through a 150 kW system. All of the vehicle’s accessories are electrically driven through 12, 24 and 600 V circuits.

The demo model will begin real-world testing in 2020 with the New York City Department of Sanitation.


Mack Senior VP Jonathan Randall said, “Built on our decades of experience in powertrain innovation, the electric LR delivers a powerful yet quiet, zero-emission solution designed to tackle one of the most demanding applications in one of the largest cities in the world.”

Source: Mack Trucks