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Volvo: New York City DSNY To Buy Seven More Mack LR Electric Refuse Models From Mack Trucks

Swedish automaker Volvo Group (VOLVY.PK) announced Wednesday that the New York City Department of Sanitation or DSNY plans to buy an additional seven Mack LR Electric refuse models from its unit Mack Trucks.

The seven battery-electric vehicles or BEV will be located in the seven zones within New York City. These include the Bronx, Brooklyn North, Brooklyn South, Manhattan, Queens East, Queens West and Staten Island. DSNY will use a DC fast charger to charge each of the LR Electric vehicles.

Mack made the announcement during WasteExpo 2021, June 28-30 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

DSNY's first fully electric refuse vehicle, a Mack LR Electric demonstration model, was delivered in September 2020, when the vehicle began real-world testing in Brooklyn.

DSNY, which collects about 12,000 tons of refuse and recyclables daily with more than 6,000 vehicles, is the world's largest municipal sanitation department. Majority of their vehicles are Mack trucks.

Mack first introduced a prototype of the Mack LR Electric at WasteExpo 2018, announcing its plans to partner with DSNY. Serial production of the Mack LR Electric will begin in 2021.

The vehicles will be built at Mack's Lehigh Valley Operations or LVO facility in Macungie, Pennsylvania, where all Class 8 models for North America and export are assembled.

Jonathan Randall, Mack Trucks senior vice president of sales and commercial operations, said, "The DSNY order for an additional seven Mack LR Electric trucks speaks to the fact that the performance of the current LR Electric demonstrator model collecting in Brooklyn is meeting and even exceeding their expectations. ...The Mack LR Electric is equipped with Mack's integrated electric powertrain and will help New York City and DSNY achieve its zero-emissions goals."

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