Environmental 360 Solutions orders Mack electric collection vehicle for operation in Canada
Environmental 360 Solutions (E360S), headquartered in Aurora, Ontario, Canada, recently ordered a Mack LR Electric model to help the company achieve its environmental and sustainability goals. The Mack LR Electric will operate in a residential area in either Quebec or British Columbia and will feature an automated side loader from Labrie.
"Mack is pleased that E360S opted to make its first electric refuse vehicle purchase a Mack LR Electric model," says Jonathan Randall, Mack Trucks' senor vice president of sales and commercial operations. "As the industry continues to move toward electrification, Mack has an ongoing commitment to fulfill customers' sustainability goals, as well as Mack's goal of having 35 percent of its sales be for electric vehicles by 2030."
Founded in 2018 by Donato Ardellini, E360S provides environmental and waste management solutions to municipalities, industrial commercial companies, and institutions. The company operates in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia.
E360S currently has more than 170 refuse vehicles and wanted to add an electric vehicle to its fleet. The company began researching, and Mack was its top choice, says Gio Procaccini, E360S director of fleet and branding.
"We have a great relationship already with Mack Trucks, and we knew that the next generation Mack LR Electric was the vehicle we wanted to purchase," Procaccini says. "Mack has a strong presence in the refuse industry, and the LR Electric is based on proven technology so we are very much looking forward to receiving our order."
The next generation Mack LR Electric, launched in March 2022, offers a standard 376 kWh total battery capacity for 42 percent more energy and increased range between vehicle charges. Twin electric motors produce 448 continuous horsepower and 4,051 lb.-ft. of peak torque output from zero RPM.
Procaccini said the process of ordering the vehicle was simplified by Mack and the deal was quickly signed by all parties. Procaccini said E360S plans to order more LR Electric models.
"The industry, and the world, is going to be more green, and we want to be on the forefront of that and order more Mack LR Electrics for residential areas," Procaccini says.
Mack recently launched its Vehicle-as-a-Service (VaaS) to help simplify the purchase process and help better manage expenses associated with acquiring the Mack LR Electric model. Included in VaaS are the vehicle chassis, the refuse body, applicable taxes, and a vehicle protection plan, the Mack Ultra Service Agreement.
The Mack Ultra Service Agreement is standard on all Mack LR Electric models and includes scheduled maintenance, preventative maintenance, towing and repair, a battery monitoring service, and Mack's connected uptime services in one package. It can be included with monthly truck payments for users in the U.S. and Canada through Mack Financial Services (MFS).
Mack also provides access to strategic supplier partnerships, investigating available funding opportunities and making key charging infrastructure recommendations to support their short- and long-term EV needs.