UK: Tesco, the largest UK retailer and third-largest retailer in the world, has deployed 30 new fully-electric refrigerated vans, equipped with E-200 refrigeration units from Thermo King.
The new vehicles create a zero-emission home delivery fleet to move foods and goods in the most sustainable and environmentally-friendly way.
The E-200 electric refrigeration units offer multi-temperature performance and patented power management independent of the vehicle.
The units are said to comply with PIEK standards and Urban Vehicle Access Requirements (UVARs) for sound levels in urban environments, and enable access to Low Emission Zones (LEZs)/ Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZs), with extreme low noise levels to complete nighttime deliveries.
The Thermo King E-200, being inverter driven, delivers constant capacity independently from the vehicles’ engine, and can seamlessly work with electric and engine-powered vehicles. By varying the electricity flowing to the refrigeration unit, the inverter can provide more power when needed resulting in a faster temperature pull down during pre-cooling. By carefully controlling the power supply, the inverter provides accurate control of the motor speed and the exact cooling or heating capacity needed to control the temperature.