Mack trucks sold one LR electric refuse truck to Miami-Dade County. The LR Electric vehicle is fitted with a Labrie body. Nextran will service and support the vehicle. Miami-Dade County Department of Solid Waste Management services homes in a 320 square-mile area.

Mack Trucks’ LR e-truck

More into technical details, the next generation Mack LR Electric model – introduced in March 2022 – offers 42% more energy and a standard 376 kWh total battery capacity for increased range between charges. Twin electric motors produce 448 continuous hp. Also, four NMC (Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide) lithium-ion batteries, charged through a 150 kW, SAE J1772-compliant charging system, power the vehicle. The two-stage regenerative braking system helps recapture energy from the hundreds of stops the LR Electric truck makes each day with an increasing load. A copper-colored Bulldog is featured on the cab of the truck, signifying the all-electric powertrain.

«This is a monumental moment for Miami-Dade and the waste industry because we are using refuse that we collect to power our zero-emissions electric garbage truck», said Miami-Dade Department of Solid Waste Management Director Michael Fernandez. «Miami-Dade will be a leader in sustainable innovation by using the electricity from the Miami-Dade Resources Recovery Waste-to-Energy facility to power the Mack LR Electric».

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«The Mack LR Electric vehicle will be powered by the garbage it collects», said Danny Diaz, director of fleet management for the Miami-Dade County Department of Solid Waste. «We are closely monitoring electric vehicles, and we plan to purchase more – especially when you factor in the savings on fuel and maintenance».


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