Mack Trucks has announced its second battery-electric vehicle (BEV), the MD Electric, has gone into production and the first units have been delivered to customers, ABF Freight, DC Logistics, Mission Linen, and Pronto Freight Ways, to start operational testing.


The latest development was announced by Mack Trucks during the NTEA – Work Truck Association’s Work Truck Week 2024, held from March 5-8 at the Indiana Convention Centre in Indianapolis.

“We’re thrilled that the Mack MD Electric is in full production and that customers are beginning to take delivery of the trucks,” said Jonathan Randall, president of Mack Trucks North America. “We built on the success of the diesel-powered Mack MD Series to bring an electric vehicle to the medium-duty market to help customers meet their sustainability goals with the same Mack promise of durability and reliability.”

The MD Electric model was first introduced to the industry during Work Truck Week 2023 and has since progressed to production stage, with orders being accepted and assembly taking place at Roanoke Valley Operations (RVO) in Virginia.

This electric vehicle is the second BEV introduced by Mack, following the Mack LR Electric, which started production in December 2021. The Mack MD Electric is available in Class 6 and Class 7 ratings, featuring a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 25,995lbs (11.8t) and 33,000lbs (15t) respectively. Notably, both models are exempt from the 12 perc ent Federal Excise Tax (FET).

ABF Freight, DC Logistics, Mission Linen, and Pronto Freight Ways are among the early adopters, each utilising the electric trucks for distinct operational requirements across various regions.

The MD Electric’s design and specifications cater specifically to medium-duty applications, emphasising reliability, durability, and productivity. Its advanced features include Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC) Oxide lithium-ion batteries, regenerative braking systems, and compatibility with both AC and DC Charging units.