At the recent 2022 Advanced Clean Transportation Expo, Carrier Transicold showcased its new eCool™ series, a range of electric transport refrigeration and cooling products that help lower emissions for customers across the cold chain.
The eCool family includes sustainable solutions for heavy-duty tractors and trailers, as well as medium- and light-duty trucks.
“Our eCool portfolio encompasses solutions for a wide range of applications to fulfill our customers’ need for more sustainable solutions that reduce emissions and respond to changes in the regulatory environment,” said Dave Kiefer, Director of Product Management and Sustainability, Truck Trailer Americas, Carrier Transicold.
“Fundamentally, all eCool products help to push emissions toward zero by using electricity to power the systems, but the technology for each product varies based on what is best for the specific application,” Kiefer continued. “Elimination of the diesel engine also reduces noise, which is especially appreciated when operating in urban and suburban areas.”
Carrier Transicold’s eCool suite currently includes:
- Vector eCool™ refrigerated trailer system powered by ConMet eMobility — The new system sustainably creates its own power using leading-edge energy recovery and storage to operate an all-electric Vector trailer refrigeration unit. In the Americas, Carrier formed a strategic alliance with ConMet eMobility to offer the PreSet Plus® eHub™ system, which uses innovative in-wheel motor technology to capture and store clean, regenerative energy for the refrigeration unit.
- Supra eCool™ truck refrigeration unit — The Supra eCool unit is an electric complement to Carrier Transicold’s Supra diesel truck refrigeration units, which operates via its own battery module in non-electric truck applications or via the truck’s power supply in battery-electric vehicle applications.
- Neos® 200e for light-duty vehicles — This latest addition to the Neos platform adds compatibility with battery-electric vehicles, greater operating efficiency and more capacity than the model it succeeds.
- ComfortPro electric auxiliary power unit (APU) — The new lithium-ion battery-powered APU outperforms electric systems using conventional absorbent glass mat (AGM) batteries, providing up to 17 hours of continuous air conditioning.
Carrier Transicold eCool products use refrigerants, such as R-452A, that have a significantly lower global warming potential than R-404A, the longtime standard refrigerant used in most transport refrigeration systems.
Additionally, Carrier Transicold’s telematics platform can be used with transport refrigeration units in the eCool family to provide remote temperature monitoring, unit location and movement details, as well as battery status and system performance.