FRANCE: Carrier Transicold intends to further its electrification capabilities through a new strategic partnership with Portuguese technology company AddVolt.
AddVolt is a pioneer in plug-in electric system for transportation markets. The AddVolt plug-in electric system attached to the truck is managed by remote control from the drivers cabin. Access to the My AddVolt digital platform allows users to monitor and manage the savings and carbon footprint of the vehicle using a laptop, a tablet, or smartphone.
AddVolt’s power system is employed on Carrier Transicold’s recently announced Vector eCool unit. The system is also compatible with Carrier’s new Lynx digital platform, which allows customers to use data to make faster decisions to improve the effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of their supply chains.
The Vector eCool uses cutting-edge energy recovery and AddVolt’s power system to convert kinetic energy generated by the trailer into electricity, which is then stored in a battery pack to power the refrigeration unit. This loop creates a fully autonomous system that produces no direct CO2 or particulate emissions.
“Through our agreement with AddVolt, we’re taking an important step toward the widespread commercial adoption of electric trailer refrigeration systems across Europe, which ultimately helps to create a viable pathway for customers to transition from diesel-powered units to more sustainable solutions,” said Victor Calvo, Carrier Transicold’s truck trailer international president.
Recognising that partnering with Carrier Transicold would add scale and drive continued innovation, AddVolt CEO Bruno Azevedo said: “While today our technology is focused on refrigerated transport fleets in Europe, it has the potential to benefit other applications and geographies down the road.”