Primary transport refrigeration player Carrier and ConMet, a leading global manufacturer of wheel hubs, structural plastic, aluminum casting components and advanced transport technologies for the commercial vehicle industry, signed a strategic alliance aimed at developing more efficient electric transport refrigeration solutions.

ConMet’s eMobility division has developed the PreSet Plus eHub system, an in-wheel electric motor application that repurposes energy from coasting and braking, providing electric solutions for medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicle markets. When paired with a Carrier Vector unit, this technology can deliver a zero-emissions transport refrigeration solution.

Statements from Carrier and ConMet

«Teaming with ConMet allows Carrier to deliver more sustainable solutions to its customers, helping companies green their fleets and supporting their Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) goals», said Tim White, President, Refrigeration, Carrier. «By the end of this year, we will have electric options for customers in trailer, truck and light commercial vehicle refrigeration applications and new technologies such as this wheel hub power generation solution for trailers that can help further address environmental regulations».

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«We see this alliance as a great strategic fit; Carrier and its customers are in a position to best leverage this electric hub system application and add scale», added John Waters, President, ConMet. «Our technology helps expedite the adoption of clean transport refrigeration solutions that will eliminate the need for diesel fuel engines».

Electric cooling options available by the end of the year

The alliance also advances Carrier’s broader zero-emission transport refrigeration solutions, with the availability of electric options for trailer, truck, and light commercial vehicle customers before the end of 2022, helping address upcoming emissions regulations.

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Founded in 1964, ConMet innovation has been critical in designing, engineering, and manufacturing revolutionary technologies for trucks and trailers. Today, ConMet products are standard equipment on most heavy-duty vehicles in North America and have a growing footprint worldwide. ConMet eMobility was established in 2020 to address the needs and challenges of clean energy technology. ConMet eMobility is enabling the development of zero-emission commercial vehicles, capturing, and regenerating the kinetic energy that would otherwise go wasted.


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