Mack begins production of MD Electric, provides market update 

Mack begins production of MD Electric, provides market update 

Mack delivered the Mack MD Electric to ABF Freight, DC Logistics, Mission Linen and Pronto Freight Ways to begin operations and testing.

Mack Trucks announced that it has begun production of its second battery-electric vehicle, the Mack MD Electric, and delivered units to several customers. Mack delivered the Mack MD Electric to ABF Freight, DC Logistics, Mission Linen and Pronto Freight Ways to begin operations and testing. 

Mack made the announcement at NTEA Work Truck Week.

Mack says the MD Electric is in full production at Roanoke Valley Operations (RVO), in Roanoke Valley, Virginia, where the diesel-powered MD Series is also assembled. 

The MD Electric, which comes in both Class 6 and Class 7 variants, is based on the MD series chassis, which was released in 2020. You can watch our video walkaround of the truck, along with some details, here.

Market update

In addition, at the press conference at the Work Truck Show, David Galbraith, Mack’s vice president of global brand and marketing, gave an update on the market and Mack’s projections for the year and for the near future.

Galbraith reported that in Mack’s Class 8 orderbook, 31% of demand is for straight trucks. “That’s record high for us, and we expect that to continue,” he said. “Medium-duty is reflective of the same activity; for the last few years we’ve seen very high demand.”

Galbraith shared that Mack is projecting the market for 2024 at 270,000 heavy-duty units and 112,000 medium-duty units, with spikes projected for 2026.

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