To expand its sustainable offerings in France, the Chinese auto manufacturer Jianghuai Automobile Co. Ltd. (JAC Motors) has equipped its first all-electric truck with Carrier Transicold's Xarios® 8 refrigeration unit and power box converter. The solution will enable JAC Motors by Tekauto, the company’s exclusive distributor in France, to provide haulage customers an all-electric 7.5-tonne truck with a range of 230 km1 that meets the requirements of Low Emission Zones (LEZ). Carrier Transicold is part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), the leading global provider of healthy, safe, sustainable and intelligent building and cold chain solutions.
The entire vehicle is electric, from the truck’s engine to the refrigeration unit, eliminating any direct engine emissions while maintaining the truck’s performance levels and range. Carrier Transicold specifically designed the refrigeration system to meet the customer’s requirements, and it is ultra-quiet, with a noise level below the 60 dB(A) required by the PIEK standard.
“Carrier Transicold was extremely responsive and was able to equip this demonstration vehicle with innovative equipment,” said Louis Herlin, Operations Director, JAC Motors by Tekauto. “The Xarios 8 unit allows us to provide an efficient multi-temperature refrigerated vehicle to carriers involved in last-mile deliveries.”
JAC Motors has launched a one-year test campaign for the vehicle covering locations throughout France, including Bordeaux and Strasbourg. The first test occurred in the Ile-de-France region with Fresh & Loc, the refrigeration branch of Globe Express. Fresh & Loc specializes in last-mile deliveries and offers temperature-controlled rental vehicles.
"We are delighted that JAC Motors has chosen Carrier Transicold to launch its first all-electric truck range in France,” said Jean-Pascal Vielfaure, Managing Director, France and Southern Europe, Carrier Transicold. “This project demonstrates our ability to provide carriers with all-electric refrigeration solutions, which are perfectly suited to last-mile deliveries."
The new Xarios 8 system is a sustainable cold chain solution supporting Carrier’s 2030 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Goals.
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1 Between 180 and 190 km in a single or multi-temperature refrigeration configuration.
About Carrier Transicold
Carrier Transicold helps improve transport and shipping of temperature-controlled cargoes with a complete range of equipment and services for refrigerated transport and cold chain visibility. For more than 50 years, Carrier Transicold has been an industry leader, providing its customers around the world with environmentally friendly, efficient container refrigeration units and power generators, as well as light vehicle, straight truck and semi-trailer refrigeration units. Carrier Transicold is part of Carrier Global Corporation, the leading global provider of healthy, safe, sustainable and intelligent building and cold chain solutions.For further information, please visit https://www.carrier.com/truck-trailer/en/eu. Follow Carrier on Twitter: @SmartColdChain and on LinkedIn at Carrier Transicold Truck Trailer Refrigeration