Mack Trucks announced a partnership with Heliox and Gilbarco Veeder-Root to support battery-electric vehicles such as the Mack LR Electric, the fully electric Class 8 refuse truck. Mack says that the deal will allow customers to acquire charging solutions from dealers along with their Mack EV.
"Partnering with these two well-known companies is a game-changer for Mack in the sense that we can now support our customers with their infrastructure upgrades, enabling them to have better access to mobile and fixed chargers," says President Jonathan Randall, Mack Trucks North America.
The agreements offer end-to-end support and enable customer accessibility to Mack partners to help customers with access to on-hand inventory, hardware installation services and support for charger uptime.
"By combining our robust portfolio of EV charging solutions and support with Mack's world class electric truck, customers can lean on our combined industry experience to ensure they're getting started with a straightforward, reliable EV solution with right-sized chargers for their needs today while also planning for their long-term objectives," says Heliox CCO and President of North America David Aspinwall.
Mack also recently launched the Mack Ultra Service Agreement, a comprehensive uptime package for the Mack LR Electric that includes scheduled maintenance, preventative maintenance, towing and repair, a battery monitoring service and connected uptime services.
"This combined partnership, offering trust and experience, will give fleets confidence as they make their electrification journey," says Deepesh Nayanar, head of e-mobility, North America, for Gilbarco Veeder-Root.
“Customers can now acquire EV charging hardware solutions directly from Mack dealers when purchasing a Mack LR Electric refuse vehicle,” writes Ryan Saba, Mack Trucks energy solutions manager. “With these agreements, charging solutions in all desired power levels from 50kWh to 180kWh are available to support varying fleet duty cycles and dwell times. Customers now have access to Mack strategic partners who will support the development of specialized and forward-thinking infrastructure to best suit their charging requirements and energy demands.”