Refrigerated equipment supplier to Volta announced

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Carrier Transicold will supply Volta Trucks with refrigerated equipment for the Zero.

The announcement was made the week before the CV Show.

As a result, a prototype vehicle with the refrigeration technology will be at the event.

The supply agreement follows a project involving the two companies. 

Specifically, the technology has been developed by Carrier Transicold engineers and Volta’s development team. 

The results saw engineless ‘Iceland’ all-electric refrigeration systems.

In addition, PowerBox technology has been developed for the new Volta Zero. 

Ian Collins, chief product officer, Volta Trucks made the annoucnment. 

“Selecting Carrier Transicold as our supplier of refrigerated equipment for the Volta Zero was logical.”

Continuing, he highlighted the company’s strategy of working with ‘world-leading’ partners. 

“Carrier Transicold is a global company offering best-in-class engineless refrigeration solutions. 

“Therefore, these Iceland units are proven in the marketplace.

Also, it seamlessly integrates with our powertrain and control systems.”

Essentially, the Iceland eCool is a high capacity undermount system. 

It operates in conjunction with the PowerBox, which functions like an electronic PTO. 

Therefore, the PowerBox takes energy from the Volta Zero driveline. 

Then, it converts the energy into the 400V AC current at 50Hz. 

Importantly, this is the power required to operate the Iceland unit. 

The Carrier Transicold system achieves more than 95% efficiency when converting energy from the electric driveline to power the refrigeration system. 

Furthermore, the Iceland unit is quiet, operating below the PIEK noise threshold.

Victor Calvo, president, international truck and trailer, Carrier Transicold was delighted with the results.

“We have invested in electric technology over the past two decades. 

“Therefore, we are pleased customers are reaping the benefits.”

“Reducing emissions and noise continues to be a focus, and this project with Volta Trucks ticks all the boxes.”

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