Among the market leaders in the refrigerated box sector, Rubetrans Logistics has received the brand-new Schmitz Cargobull electric reefer semi-trailer, which obtained formal type approval only a few days ago. The approval has been officially granted by the German Federal Motor Transport Authority. Indeed, the all-electric refrigerated box is used in hub-to-hub transport to the food distribution centres of major food logistics companies.

Schmitz Cargobull electric semi-trailer now hitting the road

Equipped with state-of-the-art electric technology, including the powerful S.CU ep85 refrigeration unit with integrated power electronics, a high-voltage battery and e-axle, it enables zero-emission refrigerated transport and contributes to reducing the environmental footprint in transport. According to the trailer manufacturer, the electrically powered S.CU ep85 refrigeration unit is designed for emission-free cooling and heating of the load and offers a cooling capacity of up to 15,800 watts and a heating capacity of 10,500 watts.

“Fuel and CO2 savings are the main reasons for purchasing this vehicle. Sustainability is very important to us as a family business and it is also important in many other areas of our company. We are happy to be able to further advance the electrification of freight transport with this vehicle and to act as a trend-setter for the entire transport industry,” commented Fabian Diekmann, Fleet Manager at Rubetrans Logistics.

Frank Reppenhagen, Head of Sales for Germany and Western Europe at Schmitz Cargobull, added: “The business partnership between Rubetrans Logistics and Schmitz Cargobull is characterised by a long-standing and trusting collaboration. We are particularly pleased to be able to provide Rubetrans Logistics with an efficient and sustainable vehicle for temperature-controlled transport in the form of the S.KOe COOL all-electric refrigerated box. For us, it is always very important to get insights from practical experience. Rubetrans Logistics can reliably provide us with this.”


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