Daikin is about to introduce the Exigo Electric 15kW, an engineless drive architecture specifically designed to be future-ready, with the intention to deliver clean and flexible engineless drive capability from inception.

The Daikin Exigo E1500e (electric) builds on the innovation and efficiency of the Exigo platform, announced less than a year ago as the company’s first Daikin-branded road transport refrigeration product and first trailer refrigeration unit. The units can be powered by an external electrical supply coming from either trailer systems equipped with energy storage (batteries) and generation systems like e-axles, hydrogen fuel cells and solar panels. All this (and more) will be on display at IAA Transportation, where the Exigo Electric will be integrated with the latest innovation in electric refrigerated trailers by Chereau.

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The Exigo Electric 15kW: additional details

Furthermore, with energy efficiency at the heart of Exigo and differentiating it from many other similar units, the Electric unit can be powered by the more efficient high voltage direct current (DC) power coming directly from the batteries ensuring 100% energy optimisation.

“The electric architecture of the Exigo platform was specifically designed to be future-ready, enabling the company to announce details of the engineless variant less than one year after announcing details of the original diesel-powered unit”, said Evren Akçora, Senior Manager, Transport Refrigeration Daikin Europe (here’s a recent interview with him). “We have also designed the Exigo platform with the utmost flexibility and the end-user in mind. We are working with different partners, be they trailer manufacturers, energy and drive specialists or end-users to ensure that Exigo meets today’s and tomorrow’s needs, especially as it concerns energy efficiency and reducing emissions”.


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