Carrier Transicold Showcases Sustainable Electric Refrigeration and Cooling Technologies at ACT Expo
LONG BEACH, Calif. -
A trio of technologies for zero-emission transport refrigeration and truck-cab cooling were among products featured by Carrier Transicold at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, a showcase of innovations driving environmental sustainability on North American roadways. At the event, Carrier unveiled a new zero-emission electric Supra® truck refrigeration concept unit and spotlighted its Vector eCool™ engineless trailer refrigeration technology alongside a new lithium-ion battery powered ComfortPro® auxiliary power unit (APU) that provides truck cab air conditioning without engine idling. Carrier Transicold is a part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), the leading global provider of healthy, safe, sustainable and intelligent building and cold chain solutions.
“Carrier Transicold is committed to developing efficient and sustainable technologies that reduce or eliminate fuel consumption and emissions,” said Mike Noyes, Vice President and General Manager, Truck Trailer Americas, Carrier Transicold. “Regulators and fleets are calling for zero-emission technologies, particularly in California. Likewise, many fleets are seeking electric technologies that are more sustainable and can also reduce operating costs by cutting fuel consumption and reducing maintenance.”
“We are excited to be at the forefront of these converging interests with products designed to help our customers stay compliant and reach their sustainability goals,” Noyes said.
Carrier Transicold’s energy-efficient solutions are critical to Carrier’s progress toward achieving carbon neutral operations by 2030, as outlined in its ambitious Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Goals. Carrier also aims to reduce its customers' carbon footprint by more than one gigaton by 2030.
Among the sustainable transportation technologies Carrier Transicold spotlighted at the ACT Expo were:
- Supra Electric Truck Refrigeration Unit Design – Carrier Transicold’s first zero-emission truck refrigeration unit capable of delivering maximum range while running under its own battery power or the power module of a battery-electric vehicle.
- Vector eCool Engineless Trailer Refrigeration Technology – The first fully autonomous engineless trailer refrigeration system, Vector eCool technology combines Carrier’s innovative all-electric Vector platform with a cutting-edge energy recovery and storage system.
- ComfortPro Lithium-Ion Electric APU – Delivering quiet, emissions-free cooling for truck driver rest breaks, it is the first electric APU capable of providing extended air conditioning runtimes previously only attainable by diesel-powered APUs.
Other products featured included the Neos™ 100S electric refrigeration system for vans that gets its power from the vehicle’s alternator and Carrier Transicold’s solar panels, which charge refrigeration unit batteries. For additional details about products and services from Carrier Transicold for the trucking industry, turn to the experts in Carrier Transicold’s North America dealer network.
About Carrier Transicold
Carrier Transicold helps improve transport and shipping of temperature-controlled cargoes with a complete line of equipment and services for refrigerated transport and cold chain visibility. For more than 50 years, Carrier Transicold has been an industry leader, providing customers around the world with advanced, energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable container refrigeration systems and generator sets, direct-drive and diesel truck units, and trailer refrigeration systems. Carrier Transicold is a part of Carrier Global Corporation, the leading global provider of healthy, safe, sustainable and intelligent building and cold chain solutions. For more information, visit transicold.carrier.com. Follow Carrier on Twitter: @SmartColdChain, on Facebook at Carrier Transicold Truck/Trailer U.S. & Canada and on LinkedIn at Carrier Transicold Truck Trailer Refrigeration.
At ACT Expo, Visit Booth 547, Long Beach Convention Center