Tesco has taken delivery of 30 electric LDV EV80 vans with Thermo King E-200 refrigeration units for home delivery duties.
The vehicles are fitted with 56kW batteries and are said to have a range of up to 120 miles, with a charging time of less than 90 minutes.
The refrigeration units are compliant with PIEK standards and Urban Vehicle Access Requirements for sound levels, which renders them appropriate for overnight deliveries. They do not rely on the vehicle’s battery for power.
“The E-200 units were designed to bring constant capacity and the intelligent power management needed to exploit the opportunities presented by fully-electric commercial vehicles,” said David O’Gorman, Thermo King’s regional sales director.
“Our units are ready for the last mile, the distribution centre and everything in between. By fitting Tesco’s new LDV electric vehicles with the E-200 units, we unlocked low noise and low emission zones to any delivery.”