Mack Trucks’ new medium-duty MD Electric truck is now available for order. The new truck model was announced back in March, earlier this year and is the very first medium-duty electric vehicle for the U.S. brand, belonging to the Volvo Group.
The electric truck complements Mack’s diesel-powered MD model sibling, which has continually experienced growing customer demand since its introduction in 2020. The MD Electric is the second electric vehicle introduced by Mack Trucks to the industry, right after the Mack LR Electric, which went into production in December 2021.
Mack Trucks’ MD Electric: some key features
The e-truck’s three-phase Permanent Magnet Synchronous motor and all on-board accessories are powered by Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC) Oxide lithium-ion batteries, either in a 150 kWh or 240 kWh configuration. The MD Electric can be charged through AC or DC charging units. The regenerative braking system helps recapture energy from the multiple stops the vehicle makes each day.
“Mack is excited that customers can now order the Mack MD Electric,” said Jonathan Randall, president of Mack Trucks North America. “Mack is committed to moving toward a more sustainable decarbonized future, and the MD Electric is just another step in our journey. Since we introduced the MD Electric in March, we’ve received overwhelming customer response and interest, so we’re happy that customers can now place their orders.”