Thermo King AxlePower Links with BPW

THERMO King claims that its AxlePower technology with BPW’s ePower axle is an innovative energy recovery system for trailer refrigeration units.
Across global cold chains, trailer vehicles routinely dissipate energy due to constant braking and deaccelerating in traffic and in downhill routes. At the same time, transport companies are seeking the most sustainable energy sources, both in terms of CO2 emissions and noise, to power their refrigerated trailers. The AxlePower technology is a fully integrated system that combines Thermo King hybrid or fully electric trailer refrigeration units, BPW’s ePower axle energy recovery system, and battery storage technologies developed to create an efficient, autonomously powered trailer refrigeration solution. The system stores the energy generated while the vehicle is rolling or braking in a high voltage battery and reuses it to power the refrigeration unit and keep the cargo at optimal temperature.
The AxlePower system is tractor-independent, which makes it easy to deploy across the customer’s fleet. The technology also offers immediate compatibility with all Thermo King and Frigoblock trailer refrigeration units.
With silent running and no CO2 emissions when operating from the battery-pack, Thermo King stresses that this technology allows customers to easily run inner-city deliveries, including in Ultra-low Emission Zones (ULEZs).

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