At IAA 2022, Thermo King unveiled the brand-new E-Series electric refrigeration unit, conceived to be installed on electric light commercial vehicles, namely vehicles with 3,5 to 7,5 ton GVW. Thermo King E-Series is powered directly by the LCV’s battery. The patented power distribution and management controls optimise the supply and demand of power to deliver optimal temperature-control performance and minimise the impact on the vehicle’s autonomy.
Thermo King’s E-Series on display at IAA Transportation
The new refrigeration unit developed by Thermo King was on display in Hannover also at the IVECO booth, fitted on the new zero-emission IVECO eDaily. “With the new E-Series, when going back to the drawing board, we kept our customers’ and the environment’s needs at the heart of the unit’s design,” said Graham Wells, vehicle-powered truck product manager for Thermo King in the EMEA area. “Battery autonomy, battery lifecycle, and intelligent power management between the refrigeration unit and the battery-electric vehicle are some of the central elements behind the design of the E-Series to achieve the highest efficiency possible. Subsequently, the new E-Series will have the least impact on the vehicle’s range and provide our customers with increased value while contributing to a lower total cost of ownership.”
To deliver optimal temperature-control performance with reduced energy consumption, the new E-Series features patented, custom-designed inverter technology and a powerful variable-speed hermetic refrigeration compressor. The patented control and power management system, intelligently optimizes supply and demand of power in real time, minimising the impact on the vehicle’s battery when the vehicle is on route or off on a delivery.
The E-Series will be available for both single and multi-temperature transport with both cooling and heating modes to fit customers’ multiple application needs. The refrigeration unit is thought to be versatile and easy to install on panel vans, chassis cab trucks and other types of vehicle conversions.