TransEdge Truck Centers announced it has become a Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealer at its Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, location.
TransEdge will now be able to service and support the Mack LR Electric refuse vehicle and is the first Mack Trucks dealer in the Northeastern U.S. to achieve EV certification status.
TransEdge also recently hosted an Electric Vehicle Expo at its Pittsburgh leasing location. Mack Trucks executives presented information about the Mack LR Electric to about 100 of TransEdge’s VIP customers and did product walk-arounds of the LR Electric model.
“Mack is very pleased that our dealer partner, TransEdge Truck Centers, made the investment to become a Certified Electric Vehicle Dealer and support our customers who are adding zero-emissions vehicles to their fleets,” said Jonathan Randall, Mack Trucks SVP of sales and commercial operations. “TransEdge’s commitment to supporting Mack customers, whether those with EVs or those with diesel-powered vehicles, is a good example of the industry’s movement toward electrification. I’d also like to congratulate TransEdge on a very successful Electric Vehicle Expo.”
EV certification requires dealers to meet safety, infrastructure, charging, tooling, and training requirements.
“We’ve had a great deal of customer interest in electric vehicles, and we wanted to make sure that we were ready to support those that decided to purchase a Mack LR Electric refuse vehicle,” said Jim Gallagher, TransEdge VP of service. “Trucks are headed in the direction that the automotive manufacturers have been leading, and it was important to TransEdge to be one of the first Mack dealers to be EV-certified.”
The TransEdge Pittsburgh site, located at 1501 Beaver Ave., offers 17 service bays, one of which is dedicated to electric vehicles.
The next generation Mack LR Electric offers 42% more energy and a standard 376kWh total battery capacity for increased range between charges. Twin electric motors with 448 continuous horsepower and a 4,051 lb.-ft. of peak torque output from zero RPM power the vehicle.
The dealership became privately owned in 1990 and was renamed to Allentown Mack Sales and Service, Inc. In 2006, the company changed its name to TransEdge and currently operates six locations across Pennsylvania.