Volta Trucks has selected Carrier Transicold as the sole supplier of refrigerated equipment for the full-electric 16-tonne Volta Zero.
The supply agreement follows a project in which Carrier Transicold engineers worked closely with the Volta Trucks development team to integrate engineless “Iceland” all-electric refrigeration systems and PowerBox technology into the new Volta Zero. The system is designed for customers needing a sustainable, temperature-controlled urban delivery vehicle, the company says.
The Iceland eCool is a high-capacity undermount system that operates in conjunction with the PowerBox that functions as an electronic power take-off. The PowerBox takes energy from the Volta Zero driveline and converts it into the 400V AC current at 50Hz which is required to operate the Iceland unit. From an operational perspective, the Carrier Transicold system achieves more than 95% efficiency when converting energy from the electric driveline to power the refrigeration system, the company says.
As part of the agreement, customers specifying a temperature-controlled Volta Zero can access Carrier Transicold’s pan-European service network, the company says.