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Bannister opts for zero-emission TRU

UK: Temperature controlled distribution company Bannister Transport is to transition its entire 40 trailer fleet to Sunswap’s zero-emission battery and solar-powered transport refrigeration technology.

Sunswap’s contract to supply the Offenham, Worcestershire, based company with its Endurance units follows a successful trial in September in which Bannister Transport saw how Sunswap’s battery and solar-powered refrigeration system could seamlessly integrate into their chilled delivery operations. Endurance is said to have matched their longest routes and harsh conditions without compromising performance or uptime.

This two-week trial alone is said to have effectively removed 87kg of direct CO2 and 0.9kg of NOx emissions, while also highlighting the potential that Bannister Transport fleet would be able to run 80-85% of the time from solar energy.

Ten-year projections indicating that 40 Sunswap TRUs will remove 2.4Kt of tailpipe CO2 and 23 tonnes of NOx that would otherwise be emitted by diesel-powered fridges. 

The initial Endurance units will be installed on Bannister Transport’s trailers in summer 2024. The entire diesel-powered trailer fleet is then planned to be replaced by September 2025.  

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