TEC Equipment – Portland is now a Mack Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealer
GREENSBORO, NC (Jan. 31, 2023) – Mack Trucks dealer TEC Equipment recently became a Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealer at its Portland, Oregon, location. TEC Equipment – Portland will now be able to service and support the Mack® LR Electric refuse vehicle and is the first Mack dealer in Oregon to achieve EV certification status.
This is the fourth TEC Equipment location to be EV-certified. Other EV-certified TEC Equipment locations, all in California, are Fontana, La Mirada and Oakland. TEC is also working toward certifying its Dixon, California, dealership.
“Mack is pleased that our dealer partner, TEC Equipment, continues to invest in its dealerships in order to support all Mack customers, as well as those that are adding zero-emissions vehicles to their fleets,” said Jonathan Randall, president of Mack Trucks North America. “TEC Equipment is an excellent example of industry players moving toward electrification, and Mack, together with our dealer partners, is at the forefront leading efforts toward sustainable transportation.”
To become EV-certified, dealers are required to meet numerous stringent safety, infrastructure, charging, tooling and training requirements. Mack executives work closely with dealer leadership to ensure all requirements are met before certification and that the transition is smooth.
“TEC Equipment is fully committed to being the best business partner for our customers, who have either diesel or electric vehicles,” said Chris Thompson, TEC Equipment dealer principal. “We have chosen to become EV-certified so that we can support LR Electric customers in the Portland, Oregon, area. I’m extremely proud of our team in Portland, and our other EV-certified locations which have already met the challenge. We continue to see strong demand for our refuse vehicles, and we are consistently engaging with customers who are interested in electrification. TEC Equipment will continue to deliver the best in service and equipment to customers, with Mack, who is as committed as TEC is to its customers.”
The 120,000 square-foot TEC Equipment – Portland site, located at 750 NE Columbia Blvd., offers 25 service bays, one of which is dedicated to electric vehicles. The Portland dealership has 20 technicians, 11 of whom are master technicians and four that are EV-certified. TEC Equipment – Portland has more than $3 million in parts inventory and is a Certified Uptime Dealer.
The next generation Mack LR Electric offers 42 percent 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.
A copper-colored Bulldog on the cab makes the LR Electric easily identifiable as a Mack truck and denotes the electric drivetrain. Four NMC (Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide) lithium-ion batteries, charged through a 150 kW, SAE J1772-compliant charging system, propels the vehicle and provides power for all onboard accessories through 12V, 24V and 600V circuits. The two-stage regenerative braking system helps recapture energy from the hundreds of stops the vehicle makes each day with an increasing load.
The Mack LR Electric may be fitted with equipment bodies from numerous manufacturers based on the unique needs of the customer. The same driver/passenger side driving configurations, as well as seating choices and door options, are offered in the LR Electric as on the diesel-powered Mack LR model.
To help simplify the purchase process and help customers better manage expenses associated with acquiring the Mack LR Electric model, Mack recently launched its all-inclusive Vehicle-as-a-Service (VaaS). VaaS includes the vehicle chassis, the refuse body, applicable taxes and a comprehensive vehicle protection plan, the Mack Ultra Service Agreement, for the Mack LR Electric model.
The Mack Ultra Service Agreement, a comprehensive uptime package that accompanies the purchase of Mack LR Electric models, 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 customers in the U.S. and Canada through Mack Financial Services (MFS).
Mack also provides charging and infrastructure expertise with strategic supplier partnerships that support our customers with their short- and long-term EV needs.
TEC Equipment operates 32 locations with dealerships in Washington, Oregon, Nevada, California, Arizona, Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota. TEC Equipment Portland’s hours of operation are 6 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
CAPTION: Mack Trucks dealer TEC Equipment recently became a Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealer at its Portland, Oregon, location. TEC Equipment – Portland will now be able to service and support the Mack® LR* *Electric refuse vehicle and is the first Mack dealer in Oregon to achieve EV certification status.