The road transport group Jacky Perrenot has selected Carrier Transicold to equip its first 100% electric Renault truck.
The vehicle was put into service last month and has been supplying several LIDL supermarkets in Paris and its inner suburbs. Carrier Transicold is part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), the leading global provider of healthy, safe and sustainable building and cold chain solutions.
For several years now, Jacky Perrenot has been a leader in the field of alternative energy and environmentally sustainable transport. This strong environmental commitment resulted in the collaboration with Carrier Transicold.
“We turned to Carrier Transicold to help execute LIDL’s energy transition of its vehicle fleet to 20% electric,” explained Denis Bertin, General Manager of Operations and Development, Jacky Perrenot. “To meet this objective, we sought to develop a fully electric vehicle with Renault trucks that produces no CO2 emissions.”
For the refrigeration unit, Jacky Perrenot turned to its long-standing partner Carrier Transicold, which equips 95% of its fleet of temperature-controlled vehicles, that must meet ATP FRC certification requirements.
“Carrier Transicold was the only provider to offer FRC technology,” added Bertin. “This project is a successful collaborative effort to meet our environmental sustainability goals in the service of environmental performance. On the strength of this experience, we are already working on the preparation of a second all-electric vehicle.”
To meet the all-electric challenge, Carrier Transicold equipped the truck with its Syberia refrigeration unit. The dual-temperature unit is connected to the vehicle's battery using Carrier Transicold’s Eco-Drive hydroelectric module, which converts the direct current produced and stored by the truck while driving into the alternating current required to operate the refrigeration unit. This creates a fully self-sustaining virtuous system that produces no direct carbon dioxide (CO2) or particulate emissions. The unit is PIEK certified and emits less than 60 dB(A).
“Jacky Perrenot has always been a pioneer in the adoption of alternative energies, such as the first natural-gas vehicles we equipped. With this new all-electric project, Jacky Perrenot is once again demonstrating its desire to take road transport forward with the energy transition. We welcome this commitment,” said Didier Urbaniak, General Sales Manager of Carrier Transicold France.
Syberia units are one of the solutions offered through Carrier’s Healthy, Safe, Sustainable Cold Chain Program to preserve and protect the supply of food, medicine and vaccines.