CUSTOMERS EXPERIENCE STATE-OF-THE-ART REFRIGERATION TECHNOLOGY THROUGH CARRIER TRANSICOLD’S YEAR-LONG VECTOR ECOOL ROADSHOW
Carrier’s year-long roadshow in France for the Vector® eCool – the first engineless, all-electric and fully autonomous refrigerated trailer system – demonstrated the benefits of transport electric refrigeration.
Early in 2022, Carrier Transicold launched a national campaign with its customers, inviting them to test the first fully autonomous, all-electric, engineless refrigerated trailer system for semi-trailers, the Vector eCool. The aim was to allow customers to test the system in genuine operating conditions for 15 days.
As part of the trials, Carrier Transicold offered two 27- and 33-pallet refrigerated semi-trailers equipped with the Vector eCool. The trucks have covered more than 80,000 kilometers on France’s roads, traveling from Lille through Marseilles and Bordeaux to Nancy.
In total, 34 companies and transporters tested the Vector eCool during the roadshow. After each test, Carrier Transicold provided a comprehensive usage report, which included the number of kilometers traveled, energy consumption, telematics data, and quantity of CO2 emissions saved.
Launched in 2020, the Vector eCool was born of Carrier Transicold’s desire to offer solutions to reduce emissions, improve durability and increase efficiency throughout the refrigerated transport sector. This innovative system converts the kinetic energy generated by the semi-trailer into electricity, which is then stored in a battery pack to supply the chiller unit. This virtuous circle creates a fully autonomous system that produces no direct CO2 or particle emissions.
The innovative Vector eCool system contributes to Carrier’s target of reducing its customers’ carbon footprint by more than one gigaton as part of its 2030 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Goals.