The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has approved Webasto Product North America’s (WPNA) BlueCool Truck bunk cooler, the company announced. According to Webasto, BlueCool Truck is the only engine-off product that produces no emissions when in use.
According to the company, BlueCool Truck uses more than 80% less fuel than an APU and 90% less fuel than an idling truck, as it uses minimal amounts of electricity from the existing vehicle batteries to circulate coolant between the cold storage unit and a heat exchanger during times of driver rest.
“[BlueCool Truck is] a technologically advanced energy storage system which harnesses the kinetic energy of the truck’s drivetrain while traveling down the road and stores it as potential energy in the BCT storage core,” said John Thomas, vp of marketing, WPNA. “When needed this potential energy is released again as kinetic energy on demand to cool the bunk area.”
BlueCool Truck joins the Air Top 2000 S and Air Top 2000 ST compartment air heaters and Thermo Top Z/C engine coolant pre-heaters as Webasto products with CARB approval.