In this video, Tyler Fussner, assistant editor for Vehicle Service Pros, drives the Mack LR Electric. This Ride & Drive event was part of a demonstration by Mack Trucks for their battery electric refuse truck.
Demonstrated in this video, the Mack LR Electric refuse truck features a two-stage regenerative braking system. The regenerative braking system can be set to 'Auto,' 'High,' or 'Low.' The 'Auto' setting is designed to have minimal impact on vehicle braking and is intended to be used when driving to and from the refuse route. The 'High' setting is designed to have a higher level of regenerative braking impact and is intended to be used when the vehicle is loaded with refuse. The 'Low' setting is designed to have a lighter level of regenerative braking impact and is intended to be used when the vehicle has little to no refuse onboard. The parameters of the 'High' and 'Low' settings are adjustable to fleet and driver preferences.