There’s the upcoming Tesla Semi, and then Mack Trucks all-new Mack LR battery electric vehicle (BEV), which has just been unveiled at WasteExpo 2019 in Las Vegas. It’s powered by Mack’s integrated electric powertrain consisting of two 130-kW motors producing a combined 496 peak horsepower and 4,051 lb.-ft. of torque available from zero RPM, with power being sent through a two-speed Mack Powershift transmission and put to the ground by Mack’s proprietary S522R 52,000-lb. rear axles. Read more for another video and additoinal information.
“It has regenerative braking, and can charge at up to 150 kW using an SAE charging plug. Our favorite touch, though, is the Mack bulldog ornament done up in copper, which is a feature specific to the electric truck. Garbage trucks seem particularly well suited to electrification. They drive slowly much of the time they’re in use, and make frequent stops for collection,” reports Engadget.
“The Mack LR BEV is the latest example of Mack’s leadership within the refuse and recycling industry. 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,” said Jonathan Randall, Mack Trucks senior vice president, North American sales and marketing.