Later this month,
The technology, which took 11 months and more than $250,000 to develop, was created with truck maker Chanje.
The duo’s demonstration van debuts
“This project will be key to
While city buses and commuter trains are increasingly diesel-free and electric, many large delivery trucks still run on diesel. Traditionally, that diesel gas has powered not only the vehicle, but any refrigeration systems too.
Now clean energy buffs attending the ACT Expo will literally get to kick the tires this month. Next month, prospective fleet customers will get to embed the vehicles into their businesses for a test run. In return,
“We are targeting customers who are seeking to adopt all electric options into their fleets,” Moncada said. “
The van uses
While the van should graduate to the next phase of production soon, officials won’t say when or how much the final version might cost.
Right now, Thermo and Chanje are focused on the U.S. market and believe there’s room for more players. They are already in talks with other OEM vehicle makers exploring possible partnerships.
“The global refrigerated-vehicle market is expected to reach $16.5 billion by 2022,” said Chanje marketing director Ian Televik. “In
The time is ripe.
Meanwhile, municipalities want fewer gas emissions on their streets and more alternatives to cleanly transporting humans and products. Some have embraced electric cabs and free electric shuttle services. Concerned with smog,
“A lot of our customers are trying to stay ahead of this regulation. It’s coming up quickly in
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