IAA 2018: Carrier Transicold reduces weight and fuel consumption

George Barrow
September 26, 2018

Carrier Transicold marked IAA 2018 with the world premier of its Vector HE (High Efficiency) 19 temperature-controlled trailer system.

It offers a 30% fuel consumption saving (up to one litre per hour), and has taken 10% off the weight, taking it to just 82kgs. It has also reduced the noise of the unit by 3dB (A). This equates to a saving of 5.4-tonnes of CO2 per year, said Lionel Pourcheresse, senior manager of sustainability and product solutions at Carrier Transicold.

“The result of all this improvement is reduced running costs and minimalised environmental impact,” he said.

Carrier also launched its new telematics package – eSolution - which can monitor temperature-controlled units throughout the world. This will come in three different packages: access, premier and expert – all with differing levels of functionality. It will be available from March 2019 on trailer products, before moving to light commercials later next year.

It also had on display its Supra CNG unit, a refrigeration system fully compatible with a CNG-powered truck meaning that the truck engine and refrigeration unit run off a single power source. This, said Pourcheresse, was a “faster and more efficient refuelling process”. The unit is also Piek certified, meaning it runs below 60dB (A).

“For customers that want to go even further in reducing emissions customers can also go engineless,” he said. Its Eco-Drive units converts power from the vehicle engine into the refrigeration engine, charging the battery either through braking or plug-in when the vehicle is idle.


Pictured above: Carrier Transicold’s new compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Supra multi-temperature truck refrigeration unit has PIEK certification with a noise level below 60 dB(A).

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George Barrow

George Barrow has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years, starting off his career in the car industry and ending up in commercial vehicles via a brief detour to cover technology, science and start-ups. Often found behind the wheel of a new product, his real interest lies in the business side of the automotive industry. George is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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