09. September 2020
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Electrifying refrigerated transport
Sustainability in refrigerated transport: The cooperation with the Dutch electrical specialist THT New Cool has been in place since 2018. Krone Cool Liners are completely converted to electric operation: the second trailer axle becomes the recuperation axle, which supplies the battery pack mounted longitudinally under the floor with electrical energy. The third-generation battery pack, which weighs only 320 kg, supplies a fully electric cooling unit via intelligent control electronics, so that the Cool Liner can do completely without a diesel unit. Despite the additional battery pack, the total weight of the fully electric refrigerated trailer is the same as that of a conventionally cooled trailer with a full diesel tank. Fuel consumption and thus the CO2 and fine dust pollution are significantly reduced, but at the same time the noise emission of the cooling unit is also reduced. Food transport thus places considerably less strain on city centres and conurbations and helps in climate-oriented traffic planning.
The Krone - THT New Cool sustainability cooperation in the so-called Futuricum project is being implemented particularly successfully. Here, not only the Krone Cool Liner is fully electric, but also the Futuricum tractor is purely electric. This "Zero Emission Transportation" appeals to the logistics experts of the Nagel Group as well as the innovative smoothie and beverage producer innocent drinks, among others.