Xos, Thermo King to jointly develop battery-electric reefer

Xos, a manufacturer of Class 5 through Class 8 battery-electric vehicles, powertrains and charging infrastructure, has partnered with Thermo King to jointly develop a refrigerated commercial vehicle prototype that is 100 percent battery-electric.

The companies say battery-electric refrigerated prototype vehicle will support fresh and frozen applications and will be used in field trials by Xos and Thermo King customers. 

“We’re proud to partner with a leader in transport refrigeration like Thermo King to continue delivering the best possible electric solutions for our end-customers,” says Jose Castañeda, vice president of business development, Xos.

The partnership also includes a non-exclusive agreement for Xos to use Thermo King’s refrigeration units on the Xos Hub mobile charging station and a non-exclusive agreement for Thermo King to use Xos’ Lyra Series battery systems on its all-electric trailer refrigeration unit trucks and trailers, the companies add.

“Thermo King is committed to delivering our customers a fully electrified portfolio of sustainable solutions for every transport segment of the cold chain by 2025,” says Chris Tanaka, vice president of product management, Thermo King Americas. “Our partnership with Xos, and the valuable insights we will gain from the prototype and field trials will help ensure our solutions meet our customers needs.”

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