Thermo King announced it has started the production of its fully electric E-series, designed for electric light commercial vehicles.
The new e E-500e single and multi-temperature models are for fleet operators looking for electric edge in inner city and urban deliveries.
“The E-Series is not only 100 per cent electric, but also energy-efficient at heart, with an unmatched cooling capacity and an ideal use for urban areas,” said Thermo King product manager, Davide Fusciani, adding that more models will soon follow. “For this model, we went back to the drawing board, keeping our customers’ and the environment’s needs at heart.”
The E-500e has custom-designed inverter technology, a patented power control system and real-time communication between the unit and the, vehicle maximising the cooling performance, energy efficiency and power supply.
Drivers can keep their refrigeration unit running while the battery electric vehicle is charging or stationed at a delivery stop and a new, high-speed compressor with RPM independent of the vehicle’s speed generates new levels of electric cooling capacity of up to 4.5 kW.
The units are easy to install on panel vans, chassis cab trucks and other types of vehicle conversions thanks to the compact design, which delivers with half the weight of an equivalent legacy unit. Lower weight means a reduced impact on the battery-electric vehicle’s range and maximises the vehicle’s payload.