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Carrier Transicold, AddVolt to electrify refrigeration solutions in Europe

March 19, 2021
The telematics-enabled system is compatible with Carrier’s new Lynx digital platform, which allows customers to use data to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability of their supply chains.

Carrier Transicold has partnered with AddVolt, an engine-agnostic technology company that develops sustainable transport refrigeration solutions for European customers.  

The telematics-enabled system is compatible with Carrier’s new Lynx digital platform, which allows customers to use data to make faster decisions to improve the effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of their supply chains, the company said. 

“Through our agreement with AddVolt, we’re taking an important step toward the widespread commercial adoption of electric trailer refrigeration systems across Europe, which ultimately helps to create a viable pathway for customers to transition from diesel-powered units to more sustainable solutions,” said Victor Calvo, president of truck trailer international at Carrier Transicold. “We’ve continued to pioneer electric technology since developing the first all-electric E-Drive system two decades ago and are ready for another step change. We’re excited to work with AddVolt to deliver the tested, game-changing technology that our customers want.” 

AddVolt developed a plug-in electric system for transportation markets, which avoids fuel usage and reduces major emissions, including noise, particulates, nitrogen oxide and carbon dioxide (CO2). 

Features of the AddVolt battery-electric system include: 

  • Engine-agnostic technology 
  • Broad compatibility with trailers, trucks, vans and containers 
  • Real-time telematics connectivity for performance monitoring, control and diagnostics 
  • Compatibility with Carrier’s Lynx digital platform 

In October, Carrier Transicold announced the Vector eCool unit, a fully autonomous, all-electric engineless refrigerated trailer system to enter serial production. The Vector eCool uses energy recovery and AddVolt’s power system to convert kinetic energy generated by the trailer into electricity, which is then stored in a battery pack to power the refrigeration unit. This loop creates an autonomous system that produces no direct CO2 or particulate emissions. 

“We are excited to partner with Carrier Transicold to take our successful technology, add scale and drive continued innovation,” said Bruno Azevedo, CEO of AddVolt. “While today our technology is focused on refrigerated transport fleets in Europe, it has the potential to benefit other applications and geographies down the road.” 

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