Carrier Transicold showcased a range of electric transport refrigeration and cooling products as part of the eCool™ series, which help lower emissions for customers across the cold chain. Carrier Transicold is a part of Carrier Global Corporation, a global provider of healthy, safe, sustainable, and intelligent building and cold chain solutions.
Carrier Transicold featured the eCool family during the 2022 Advanced Clean Transportation Expo. 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,” says Dave Kiefer, director of product management and sustainability, 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 continues. “Elimination of the diesel engine also reduces noise, which is especially appreciated when operating in urban and suburban areas.”
The eCool products showcased by Carrier Transicold at the ACT Expo included:
- Vector eCool™ refrigerated trailer system powered by ConMet eMobility – The system creates its own power using energy recovery and storage to operate an all-electric Vector trailer refrigeration unit. In the Americas, Carrier formed an alliance with ConMet eMobility to offer the PreSet Plus® eHub™ system. This system uses innovative in-wheel motor technology to capture and store clean, regenerative energy for the refrigeration unit. Sysco is piloting a Vector eCool system to explore ways this technology can help achieve its 2030 climate reduction goals. The Sysco trailer was featured and operable, emissions-free in the Carrier Transicold booth at the ACT Expo.
- Supra eCool™ truck refrigeration unit – Supra eCool is an electric complement to Carrier Transicold’s Supra diesel truck refrigeration units. In non-electric applications, it operates via its own battery module. In battery-electric applications it operates via the truck’s power supply in battery-electric vehicle applications. When in service in 2023, it will help California fleets subject to regulations requiring zero-emission systems for truck refrigeration.
- 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 version of Carrier Transicold’s electric APU provides up to 17 hours of continuous air conditioning. As a result, it outperforms electric systems using conventional absorbent glass mat (AGM) batteries. Exclusive features include a variable-speed compressor, cabin pre-cool lock, and a high-power battery pack independent from the tractor’s lead-acid battery.
ENERGY & OPERATIONS EFFICIENT
Carrier Transicold eCool can use R-404A, the longtime standard refrigerant used in most transport refrigeration systems. However, eCool products can also use R-452A, which has a significantly lower global warming potential than R-404A.
Additionally, customers can use Carrier Transicold’s telematics platform with transport refrigeration units in the eCool family. The telematics platform provides remote temperature monitoring, unit location, and movement details, as well as battery status and system performance.
Energy efficiency is critical to Carrier’s progress in reducing its customers’ carbon footprint by more than one gigaton, while also achieving carbon neutral operations by 2030, as outlined in its bold Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Goals.
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