Mack Trucks reveals medium-duty EV: The Mack MD Electric

Mack Trucks reveals medium-duty EV: The Mack MD Electric

The MD Electric is the second electric vehicle to be produced by Mack Trucks.

Mack Trucks revealed its Mack MD Electric, the company’s first electric vehicle in the medium-duty segment, during an event at the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) 2023 Work Truck Show. The MD Electric will complement its diesel-powered MD model sibling while supporting the company’s long-term sustainability goals.

The MD Electric is the second electric vehicle to be produced by Mack Trucks. The first was the Mack LR Electric, which went into production in December 2021.

The Mack MD Electric will be available like its diesel counterpart in Class 6 and Class 7 ratings. The Class 6 model has a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 25,995 pounds, and the Class 7 model has a GVWR of 33,000 pounds. Both models are exempt from the 12% Federal Excise Tax (FET). The Mack MD Electric will be produced at Roanoke Valley Operations (RVO) in Roanoke Valley, Virginia, where Mack began production of the Mack MD Series in 2020.

The MD Electric’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 150kWh or 240kWH configuration. The MD Electric can be charged through AC or DC charging units.

Designed with the heavy-duty quality of its diesel-powered counterparts, the MD Electric is available in 4×2 configurations featuring a sharp wheel cut for enhanced maneuverability in tight urban settings, the company says. Mack says the MD Electric will meet the needs of trucking applications requiring dry van/refrigerated, stake/flatbed and dump vocations. The MD6 model does not require a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) to operate for non-hazardous payloads.

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