Transport temperature control specialist Thermo King has expanded its portfolio with the launch of the new B-Series models of zero-emission, all-electric refrigeration units for small trucks and vans, which the company says are uniquely designed for inner-city distribution and last-mile deliveries in restricted urban areas.
According to Thermo King, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, The B-Series now covers all types of applications including fresh, frozen and heat products, and pharmaceutical applications because of good distribution practice (GDP) qualification.
New B-Series units are fully compatible with internal combustion engine and full-electric vehicles, which allows distribution companies to operate a zero-emission and fully-electric powered refrigeration fleet. The new units consume less power which contributes to longer battery autonomy and increased distribution flexibility.
“The B-Series is uniquely designed for maximum efficiency and keeping perishables safe and fresh, which is what our customers expect from Thermo King” said Pauli Johannesen, vice-president and general manager of Thermo King’s truck, trailer and bus business in EMEA. “We continue to demonstrate our climate commitment by designing market-leading, zero-emission solutions and all-electric transport refrigeration, which help our customers achieve their operating and sustainability goals as well.”
To further increase the operational efficiency of transport operations, the B-Series and the entire portfolio of Thermo King vehicle-powered truck units are connected through TracKing telematics.
Connectivity increases operational efficiency through 24/7 visibility of the vehicle, the unit’s performance and the load condition. This allows fleet managers to access critical unit data through a computer or mobile device to ensure that the load is protected at all times and the unit is running at it most efficient.