Thermo King has partnered with vehicle maker Chanje to create a refrigerated version of Chanje’s V8100 all-electric last-mile delivery van.
The van showcases a Thermo King V-520 RT refrigeration unit and ThermoLite solar panels.
“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, Thermo King’s general manager of transport solutions for North America.
Thermo King was the first company to offer European customers a hybrid and nondiesel truck and trailer refrigeration unit solution. Currently, more than 20,000 trucks and trailers are on the road with these all-electric technologies, according to the Minneapolis-based company.
“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,” said Ian Televik, Chanje’s director of marketing. — Transport Topics
This article originally appeared in Transport Topics.
Thermo King East, CSTK East and Thermo King of Long Island recently hosted a mini-roadshow to highlight the future of electrification. In the spotlight was the Chanje all-electric refrigerated van prototype that was developed in partnership with Thermo King. The 100 percent electric vehicle, which was first unveiled in Minneapolis back in March, is equipped with a Thermo King refrigeration unit and solar panels.