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».
«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».