Thermo-King debuts fully electric refrigeration unit for trucks and vans

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Thermo King announced this week it is now offering a new, fully electric refrigeration unit for small to medium-sized vans and trucks. With a unique mix of control, convenience, utilization, and reliability, Thermo-King says this new unit, the E-200, is the ideal all-electric solution for electric and engine-powered trucks.

The company says the E-200 provides a unique mix of control and convenience, paired with low noise and reduced weight, and offers an attractive solution across urban settings and final mile deliveries. Unlike typical direct drive solutions designed for diesel engines, Thermo-King says the E-200 represents the future in transport refrigeration by delivering constant capacity independent from the vehicles engine and can work with both electric and engine-powered vehicles.

“The E-200 represents the next generation of all-electric refrigeration units. It provides our customers with refrigeration that moves beyond direct drive systems and helps them meet their sustainability targets throughout the cold chain,” says Tracey Patterson, truck product manager, Thermo King. “As an industry leader, Thermo King is committed to adapting technologies with zero-emission and are compliant with growing regional and national regulations.”

The E-200’s plug-and-play solution requires no road compressor or drive kit to function. And it features a power management system, which Thermo-King says contributes to lower energy consumption, increased vehicle autonomy and higher efficiency and reliability.

Thermo-King adds the E-200 also features other innovations, such as:

  • A tailor-made inverter for constant capacity and exceptional operating efficiency independent of the vehicle engine
  • A variable speed compressor for precise temperature control, decreased energy consumption, and enhanced reliability.
  • A smart controller with power management intelligence to optimize the supply and demand of power.

Combined with electric vehicles, the E-200 creates refrigerated transportation that delivers food and perishable items safely with zero-emission, low noise and maximum convenience for urban populations, Thermo-King says.

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