As the move toward electric delivery vans gains traction, Thermo King has
partnered with electric vehicle maker Chanje to create a fully integrated
refrigerated version of its V8100 all-electric last-mile delivery van. The
van showcases a Thermo King V-520 RT refrigeration unit and ThermoLite solar
panels. Thermo King says this prototype vehicle paves the way for the future
of deliveries and sustainability in the transport industry.
Thermo King said it was the first company to offer European customers a
hybrid and non-diesel truck and trailer refrigeration unit solution.
Currently, there are more than 20,000 trucks and trailers on the road with
these all-electric technologies.
"Our work with Chanje is one of several examples of how we are strategically
focusing our investments and partnerships to evolve technology that will
innovate our products to deliver the right solutions, at the right time, for
our global customer base," said Dane Taival, vice president and general
manager, Transport Solutions North America.
“The global refrigerated vehicle market is expected to reach $16.5 billion
by 2022. In the U.S., we are seeing increasing demand for medium duty,
last-mile refrigerated solutions due to a steady increase in consumers doing
their shopping online and expecting fast home deliveries,” says Ian Televik,
Chanje director of marketing. “This was a key reason we partnered with
Thermo King to create a vehicle to meet this ever-growing demand.”
In North America, Thermo King is partnering with several chassis
manufacturers, such as Chanje, to demonstrate all-electric solutions in a
variety of capacities and gather input from the field to optimize future