Schmitz Cargobull has delivered a fully electric semi-trailer which paired with a Volvo FM Electric will give Ireland-based logistics provider, Manfreight, a zero-emission solution for its temperature-controlled division.
The semi-trailer comes with an all-electric refrigeration unit with integrated power electronics, a high-voltage battery and an axle generator. It is also quiet, enabling deliveries in urban areas in the early morning hours and late evening.
“The S.KOe COOL is the ideal solution for companies like Manfreight who are leading the charge towards a cleaner and greener transport sector,” said Managing Director Schmitz Cargobull UK & Ireland, Colin Maher. “As a long-standing partner of Schmitz Cargobull, we are happy to be able to support them with a truly sustainable solution for their temperature-controlled business.”
The electrically powered S.CU ep85 refrigeration unit offers a cooling capacity of up to 15,800 watts and a heating capacity of 10,500 watts. Batteries on the support winch replace the diesel tank, and also provide the option of installing an additional pallet box with space for 36 pallets.
Schmitz Cargobull’s electrified trailer axle recuperates energy during braking, extending the operating time of the refrigeration machine or reducing the recharging times of the battery via the power grid.
“The introduction of the S.KOe COOL is an exciting milestone,” said Managing Director of Manfreight, Chris Slowey. “Working in tandem with the Volvo FM Electric, we can now offer our customers a completely electric transport combination. It’s a major commitment and a clear sign that we are incredibly serious about our ambitious target to run an emission-free operation by 2045.”
In other Schmitz Cargobull news, ‘Cargobull North America’ Joint Venture is reported to unite North American and European trailer innovation.