Mack Announces Electrify My Refuse Route Program and PreView Collision Warning Technology for Mack LR® Electric

Mack launched the Electrify My Refuse Route Program, a unique Mack campaign that rewards customers for sharing their waste routes to prepare fleet readiness for the Mack LR electric refuse vehicle. Mack also announced the availability of Sensta Technologies PreView collision warning technology on several Mack models, including the Mack LR Electric.

“Mack continues to invest in programs and technologies to improve total cost of ownership for customers,” said Jonathan Randall, Mack Trucks senior vice president of sales and business operations. “Helping our customers achieve their sustainability goals, the Electrify My Refuse Route program mitigates the costs associated with electrification infrastructure. Along with sustainability, safety remains a priority for the waste industry and Mack. PreView improves the safety of drivers and others on the road, alerting operators when an object is in a blind spot and helping customers and industry maintain improved levels of operational safety.”

Through the Electrify My Refuse Route program, customers download the Mack Route Recorder app to receive up to $750 in Mack Parts gift cards to share valid garbage collection routes. Customers who subsequently purchase or lease the Mack LR Electric Garbage Vehicle may receive $25,000 to invoice the reimbursement of the material and $10,000 in reimbursements of additional charges for each additional vehicle purchased.

To qualify for parts gift cards and additional incentives, customers email Mack their saved collection routes. The customer is rewarded $250 in gift cards for each qualified itinerary submitted, with a limit of three per customer. Those who receive reimbursement for charging equipment as a result of a purchase or lease are limited to specific charger models and manufacturers.

PreView is available on Mack LR Electric, Mack LR Diesel and Mack TerraPro models. Using four radar sensors, one on each side of the vehicle, the PreView radar system detects objects and vulnerable road users (VRUs) that may be in the driver’s blind spot. Vulnerable road users are pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.

Indicators in the A-pillar flashing lights and audible alerts sound when the system detects a metal object or VRU in a blind spot. Available as an option and factory installed on new builds, customers can also upgrade their trucks with PreView by contacting their local Mack dealer.

The new generation LR Electric, launched in March 2022, offers 42% more energy and a standard total battery capacity of 376 kWh providing increased range. Featuring two electric motors, the Mack LR Electric delivers 448 continuous horsepower and 4,051 lb-ft. of maximum output torque from zero rpm. The LR Electric has a two-speed Mack Powershift transmission, Mack mRIDE suspension and Mack’s exclusive 46,000-pound S462R rear axles.

Easily identified by a copper-colored Bulldog on the cabin indicating electric drivetrain, propulsion of the LR Electric vehicle is offered by four NMC (Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide) lithium-ion batteries which are charged via a 150 kW charging system, compliant to SAE J1772. The four batteries also provide all the necessary power for each on-board accessory, powered by 12V, 24V and 600V circuits. The two-stage regenerative braking system helps recover energy from the hundreds of stops the vehicle makes each day with increasing load.

Mack began mass production of the LR Electric in 2021 at its Lehigh Valley Operations plant in Macungie, Pennsylvaniawhere all Mack class 8 vehicles for North America and export are assembled.

Mack originally announced the Electrify My Refuse Route and PreView program earlier today at WasteExpo 2022 at Vegas. Mack also announced at the show that the City of Ocala, Floridapurchased two Mack LR Electric models, and Miami-Dade County, Floridabought an LR Electric garbage vehicle.

For more information and full terms and conditions of the Electrify My Refuse Route Program, please visit Mack booth #2028 at ACT Expo or your local Mack dealer. For more information on the Mack LR Electric, PreView, please visit Mack booth #2028 at ACT Expo, your local Mack dealer or

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