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Ballard Truck Center Obtains Electric Dealer Certification

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The Ballard Truck Center, a family-owned fifth-generation dealer, announced that it has become the first authorized electric vehicle dealer for Mack Trucks and Volvo Truck North America in Tewksbury, Massachusetts. Mac and VTNA are Volvo Group brands.

The Tewkesbury location is ideal for supporting and servicing Boston Market customers, the company said. The dealer upgraded one service bay at the location of Tuxbury exclusively for battery-powered electric trucks and trained three technicians in maintenance and repair. The 31,000-square-foot branch has a $ 1.5 million parts inventory.

This site provides services and support for Mac’s first fully electric Class 8 garbage truck, the Mac LR Electric, and Volvo’s rugged Volvo VNR electric model.

Robert Picking, Head of Business Development at the Ballard Truck Center, said: release.

Launched in March 2022, the next-generation Mack L RElectric has a standard 376kWh total battery capacity. Twin electric motors produce 448 continuous horsepower and 4,051 lb-foot peak torque output from zero RPM.

Charged with a 150 kW SAEJ1772 compliant charging system, four NMC (Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide) lithium-ion batteries power vehicles and all in-vehicle accessories with 12V, 24V and 600V circuits. According to Mack, a two-stage regenerative braking system helps regain energy from the vehicle’s daily outages.

The Volvo VNR Electric model is designed for fleet operators who support regional and regional distribution, pickup and delivery, and food and beverage distribution. The next-generation Volvo VNR Electric, which can travel up to 275 miles on a single charge, went into production in the second quarter of 2022.

Founded as a blacksmith in 1906, the Ballard Truck Center operates five locations in Tewkesbury, Massachusetts, Avon, West Springfield, West Wareham and Worcester, and one in Johnston, Rhode Island. — Transport topic

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