Range, Thermo King partner for electric refrigerated trailers

A Range electric trailer with a Thermo King refrigeration unit.

Range Energy and Thermo King are collaborating to advance commercialization of electric refrigerated trailers, the companies announced Thursday. 

The partnership will allow both companies to work on an electric trailer system integrating Range's platform with Thermo King's hybrid trailer refrigeration units (TRUs) and electric TRUs. 

"Accelerating the commercial adoption of electric trailers is essential to helping fleet owners and operators meet emerging emissions reduction goals and mandates," says Ali Javidan, founder and CEO of Range. "Working with Thermo King to advance electric refrigerated trailers marks significant progress in the electrification of commercial trucking, providing a near-term and pragmatic solution for fleets of today and tomorrow." 

The partnership extends from development into testing, customer pilots and demonstrations. 

"Thermo King's commitment to sustainability and decarbonization is only matched by our drive to provide customers with the solutions they need," says Chris Tanaka, vice president of product management of Thermo King Americas. "With that comes integrating innovative technologies, like Range's electric trailer platform, that can help us deliver more efficient and reliable transportation solutions while keeping transported food and perishables safe and fresh." 

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