Dawsongroup | truck and trailer recently took delivery of three Carrier Transicold Vector® eCool™ units, becoming the latest UK company to specify the world’s first fully autonomous, all-electric engineless refrigerated trailer system, thereby cutting their fleet’s emissions.
The new Vector eCool systems will operate with the engineless versions of the Carrier Transicold Vector HE 19 MT (multi-temperature) and Vector 1550 on two 13.6-metre trailers, with an additional Vector HE 19 MT mounted on a smaller double-axle urban trailer, all built by Gray & Adams.
They join DGTT’s temperature-controlled rental fleet of close to 2,000 trucks and trailers – which is around 90% Carrier-cooled – and will demonstrate to their customers that the Vector eCool system can deliver significant sustainability benefits and cost savings.
“We’ve been working with Carrier for more than 25 years,” said John Fletcher, Managing Director for Dawsongroup | truck and trailer. “They are peerless in the industry for quality, support and innovation – so we were excited to see the Vector eCool in action, and we weren’t disappointed. Now, we want to showcase these trailers to customers so that they can see for themselves how the technology can deliver a cost-effective alternative to diesel power that ticks all the right boxes from an environmental perspective. We exhibited one of our new trailers at the ITT Hub event in May.”
The Vector eCool unit combines Carrier’s E-Drive™ all-electric technology with a new cutting-edge energy recovery and storage system. This converts kinetic energy generated by the trailer axle and brakes into electric power, which is stored in a battery pack that powers the refrigeration unit – a loop that creates the industry’s first fully autonomous system, producing no direct carbon dioxide (CO2) or particulate emissions.
Find out more about Carrier Transicold Vector® eCool™ and how Dawsongroup | truck and trailer can help you prepare for the future here.
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