Mack introduces mobile off-grid charging system

Mack introduces mobile off-grid charging system

Mack says this will help customers test Class 6-8 trucks in the real world, to see if the vehicles can function in their fleet.

Mack Trucks announced that it has built a mobile off-grid charging system that will be integrated into the body of a Mack MD Electric truck. The company says this mobile Mack MD Electric charging unit can be used for a limited time by customers who want to test the technology, and by dealers when facilitating electric vehicle demos.

“This system will allow the customer or dealer to charge trucks – whether it’s a demo unit or a multi-unit ride-and-drive event at the dealer – without having charging infrastructure readily available at their site,” said Ryan Saba, energy solutions manager for Mack Trucks. “Mack hopes that this option will help customers more easily experience the benefits of e-mobility and a more sustainable transportation option.”

Mack shares that the off-grid charging system will consist of a generator powered by renewable propane and 120kW charge, mounted on the back of the MD Electric truck. The company said that it currently does not have plans to make the truck-charger configuration commercially available in its energy solutions portfolio, but says it can support customers interested in purchasing the truck charger combo through their supplier relationships.

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