The primary all-electric Mack LR Electric refuse truck has entered service with the New York Metropolis Division of Sanitation (DSNY).

It is not but a manufacturing mannequin (production to start in 2021), however rigorous, real-world trials to exhibit the capabilities of the EV model.

“DSNY will base the Mack LR Electrical demonstration mannequin at its Brooklyn North 1 storage and conduct an in-service trial on native assortment routes, evaluating working vary, payload capability, regenerative braking and total performance of the electrical refuse car of their operations.”

Rather a lot relies on the outcomes, because the DSNY operates greater than 6,000 automobiles and most of them are from Mack Vehicles. Probably profitable exams would possibly translate into a significant buy order.

Mack LR Electric
Mack LR Electric

The DSNY’s purpose is to cut back GHG emissions by 80 p.c by the 12 months 2035 and we guess that almost all of this can fall on electrification of the fleet.

Mack LR Electrical refuse truck specs:

  • battery pack capability: N/A (NMC lithium-ion batteries)
  • two 167-kW motors, providing a mixed 536 peak horsepower and 4,051 lb.-ft. of torque
    a two-speed Mack Powershift transmission and Mack proprietary S522R 52,000-lb. rear axles
  • quick charging at as much as 150 kW

Mack Vehicles just isn’t the one firm that tries to affect refuse vehicles. BYD already has lots of expertise with these kinds of automobiles (see its newest Class-8 rear loader refuse truck), together with within the U.S. whereas Nikola announced an order for at least 2,500 battery-electric refuse trucks for Republic Services.

We’re certain that there are extra producers, critically within the phase as effectively.