Thermo King introduces hybrid trailer fridges16 November 2021

The new Advancer Hybrid optimises electric motor operations with internal combustion engine back-up for sustainable performance across the long-haul and inner-city transport.

Seamlessly switching between the primary electric operating mode to engine power when needed, the Advancer Hybrid units combine Thermo King’s high-performance trailer refrigeration with Frigoblock electric technology. The result translates into enhanced sustainability performance and operational efficiencies for transporters across both their long-haul and inner-city operations.

Featuring connectivity and telematics as standard, the unit is using geo-fencing to automatically switch into hybrid electric mode when entering a pre-defined zone. This allows the fleet managers to operate unrestricted day and night schedules with the peace of mind that the unit complies with the regulations in the given area.

Companies with demanding distribution operations can save over 50% of fuel cost per year and benefit from the associated CO2 savings. Advancer Hybrid is also compatible with alternative tractor energy sources like HVO and LNG. By cutting engine operating hours and relying more on electric power, the technology helps keep the refrigeration unit in prime condition for longer - a value extended further by the associated reduction in maintenance stops and a measurable improvement in the equipment’s lifespan.

The Advancer Hybrid technology is now available across the full Advancer range: A-360, A-400, A-500, and the A-500 Whisper Pro.

“Advancer Hybrid is designed to give our customers maximum choice and flexibility when it comes to meeting their sustainability commitments,” said Colm O’Grady, trailer product leader at Thermo King. “Today, enabling the hybrid technology on Advancer units, our customers continue to get the best of both worlds. They benefit from highly sustainable, unmatched performance and fuel-efficiency in long-haul runs and always-compliant inner-city deliveries.”

Transport Engineer

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