Emterra Group, one of the largest integrated resource management companies in Canada, recently ordered a Mack® LR Electric Class 8 refuse vehicle to help the company fulfill its environmental and sustainability goals.
“Emterra has been a company on the leading edge of providing progressive green solutions for a number of years, and we are pleased that they chose the Mack LR Electric as its first electric vehicle in the fleet,” said Jonathan Randall, Mack Trucks senior vice president of sales and commercial operations. “Mack is pleased we are delivering Mack LR Electric refuse vehicles to customers to meet their timetables and their sustainability goals.”
The Mack LR Electric will be the first battery-electric vehicle (BEV) in Emterra’s fleet that will service the Peel Region in Ontario, Canada. In 2019, Peel’s Regional Council declared a climate emergency and approved the Region’s Climate Change Master Plan. The plan has an interim target of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 45% below 2010 levels by 2030 and enabling the community’s transition to a low carbon and resilient Community for Life.
The Mack LR Electric refuse model will help the Peel Region, one of the fastest growing regions in Canada, to achieve its GHG reduction ambitions and was the primary reason Emterra chose to operate the vehicle there. Emterra currently operates 150 refuse vehicles in Peel Region, most of which are powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).
“Reducing emissions and ensuring waste is collected in an environmentally responsible manner are important outcomes for the Region of Peel,” said Norman Lee, director of Waste Management for the Region of Peel. “We are very excited to be part of this progressive initiative. Having the first Mack LR Electric vehicle servicing our community brings us one step closer to achieving our goal of zero greenhouse gas emissions from residential waste management.” …
Source: Emterra Group