Thermo King introduces Hybrid Refrigeration System for Trucks


*Seamless switch between diesel and electric mode allows transporters to operate in inner cities, residential areas and low emission zones with the unit’s diesel engine turned off

Thermo King, the transport temperature control solutions provider for a variety of mobile applications introduced new hybrid refrigeration systems designed to lower environmental impact and reduce operating costs of truck transport operations at Solutrans 2019 . The new Thermo King T-Series Hybrid and UT Hybrid refrigeration systems for trucks, drawbar trailers and high-loaders answer the demand for technologies that give transport companies easier access to restricted, low-emission urban areas while lowering operating costs in the same time.

The new hybrid single – and multi-temperature solution for trucks build on the proven track record of the Thermo King SLXi Hybrid trailer systems. Frigoblock alternator and inverter-drive technology allow switching the power of the nose-mount T-Series Hybrid and under-mount UT Hybrid refrigeration units between diesel and electric as required or necessary. This enables the transport companies to operate in inner cities, residential areas and low emission zones with the refrigeration unit’s diesel engine turned off.

“The commitment to our customers is what drives our innovation. Further, we have long considered it our responsibility to lead the industry by designing and manufacturing sustainable products,” said Francesco Incalza, VP Product Management & Marketing at Thermo King. “Thermo King was the first to offer its European customers a trailer hybrid refrigeration solution and now we are expanding this technology into the truck range. This is another step for us in our journey to continuously advance the transport climate control technologies and sustainable urban distribution with cleaner and electrified transport refrigeration.”

The new Thermo King hybrid technology will help transport and delivery companies future-proof their refrigerated truck delivery operations and investments to stay ahead of regulations, control their total cost of ownership, increase efficiency and achieve important sustainability goals.