Californian e-van manufacturer Xos and Thermo King, a global brand belonging to TRANE Technologies, will jointly develop a refrigerated commercial vehicle prototype that is 100% battery-electric. The prototype is expected to support fresh and frozen applications and will be used in field trials by customers of both companies.
The partnership also includes a non-exclusive agreement for the Californian manufacturer to use Thermo King’s refrigeration units on their Hub mobile charging station and a non-exclusive agreement for the global refrigeration company to use Xos’ Lyra Series battery systems on its all-electric trailer refrigeration unit trucks and trailers.
Statements from Xos and Thermo King
«We’re proud to partner with a leader in transport refrigeration to continue delivering the best possible electric solutions for our end-customers», said Jose Castañeda, Vice President of Business Development at Xos.
«Thermo King is committed to delivering our customers a fully electrified portfolio of sustainable solutions for every transport segment of the cold chain by 2025», added Chris Tanaka, Vice President of Product Management of Thermo King Americas. «Our partnership with Xos, and the valuable insights we will gain from the prototype and field trials will help ensure our solutions meet our customers needs».