Volvo’s Mack Trucks to start delivering fully-electric garbage trucks next year

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Mack Trucks, a U.S. subsidiary of Sweden-based automaker Volvo Group, announced Wednesday plans to commercialize its Mack LR Electric fully-electric garbage truck, with plans to start delivering them in 2021. Orders for the Mack LR Electric will open in the fourth quarter of 2020. The LR Electric will have twin electric motors and four NMC lithium-ion batteries, as well as a regenerative braking system that takes into account increasing loads and helps recapture energy from the hundreds of stops the trucks will make per day. “The LR Electric is paving the way toward widespread acceptance of zero-emissions refuse trucks,” said Mack Trucks President Martin Weissburg. “As we begin delivering them to customers in the coming year, we remain committed to ensuring these trucks are built to meet the unique needs of the refuse industry.”
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