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Mack LR Electric Eligible for Incentives to Improve Total Cost of Ownership

Mack Trucks announced that the Mack® LR Electric model, the OEM’s first fully electric refuse vehicle, is eligible for multiple incentive packages in the US and Canada, including $120,000 per vehicle through the California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP).

These types of incentive programs help improve the total cost of ownership for customers. They also help make the purchase of zero-emission vehicles more cost-effective for customers operating in all market segments.

“Fleets desiring battery-electric vehicles now have the opportunity to apply for funding, helping them more easily transition to an electric fleet,” says Jonathan Randall, Mack Trucks senior vice president of North American sales and commercial operations. “Mack is pleased that there are now several programs available to support the efforts of customers choosing to move toward zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and a more environmentally friendly operation.”

Along with the HVIP program, the Mack LR Electric is eligible for the following incentive programs:

The LR Electric would also qualify for many regional grant programs that stimulate the transition to clean transportation. For more information, please contact your Mack dealer.


The Mack LR Electric is equipped with two electric motors with a combined output of 448 continuous hp. Additionally, the powertrain delivers 4,051 lb-ft of torque available from zero RPM. It is fed through a two-speed Mack Powershift transmission to Mack’s proprietary S462R 46,000-lb rear axles. Four NMC lithium-ion (Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide) batteries charge through a 150kW, SAE J1772-compliant charging system. Finally, all accessories are electrically driven through 12V, 24V and 600V circuits.

Further, Mack delivered pre-production Mack LR Electric vehicles in 2020 to the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY). Mack also delivered models to Republic Services, an industry leader in US recycling and non-hazardous solid waste disposal. Republic is testing the LR Electric model on a residential collection route in Hickory, North Carolina.

The Mack LR Electric will feature a copper Bulldog hood ornament to signify its fully electric powertrain. Mack will build the LR Electric at its Lehigh Valley Operations (LVO) facility in Macungie, Pennsylvania.

Additionally, equipment bodies from various manufacturers are available for the LR Electric, enabling customers to specify the truck to their application. The same driver/passenger-side driving configurations, seating options, and door choices as the diesel-powered Mack LR model are available. The ergonomic design of the diesel Mack LR is also a feature of the LR Electric; however, it features a few changes to the gauges and switchgear.

Mack GuardDog® Connect, Mack’s integrated telematics solution, will monitor the LR Electric. Macks’ dealer network will also support the vehicle. To learn more about incentive programs, please contact your Mack dealer.

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