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A collaboration to advance the development of electric batteries for transport refrigeration

RUEIL-MALMAISON, France – Carrier Transicold to accelerate and advance its electrification capabilities through a new strategic partnership with Portuguese technology company AddVolt. The agreement allows Carrier to widely use AddVolt’s proven and agnostic technology to develop sustainable and innovative transport refrigeration solutions for its customers in Europe . In addition, the system is compatible with telematics and with Carrier’s new Lynx ™ digital platform, which enables customers to use data to make faster decisions to improve effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability. of their supply chains. is part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR ), the world’s leading provider of healthy, safe and sustainable construction and cold chain solutions.

“Through our agreement with AddVolt, we are taking an important step towards the widespread commercial adoption of electric trailer refrigeration systems across Europe , which ultimately helps create a viable path for customers to move on. from diesel powered units to more sustainable solutions, ”said Victor Calvo, President of Truck Trailer International, Carrier Transicold. “We have been the pioneers of electrical technology since the development of the first fully electric E-Drive ™ system two decades ago and we are ready to take another step forward. We’re excited to partner with AddVolt to deliver the proven, game-changing technology that our customers have come to expect. “

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AddVolt has developed the world’s first rechargeable electrical system for the transportation markets, which eliminates the use of fuel and reduces key emissions including noise, particulates, nitrogen oxides and carbon dioxide ( CO2). Battery-powered electric technology can improve sustainability by reducing emissions and increasing efficiency in the refrigerated transport sector.

Here are some of the differentiating elements of the AddVolt battery electric system:

  • Proven technology, independent of the engine
  • Wide compatibility with trailers, trucks, vans and containers
  • Real-time telematics connectivity for performance monitoring, control and diagnostics
  • Compatibility with Carrier’s Lynx digital platform

In October, Carrier Transicold announced that the Vector® eCool ™ unit was the world’s first fully self-contained motorless refrigerated trailer system to enter series production. The Vector eCool uses advanced energy harvesting and AddVolt’s power system to convert the kinetic energy generated by the trailer into electricity, which is then stored in a battery pack to power the refrigeration unit. This loop creates a fully autonomous system that produces no direct emissions of CO2 or particles.

“We are delighted to partner with Carrier Transicold to use our powerful technology, expand it and continue innovation,” said Bruno Azevedo, CEO of AddVolt. “Although our technology today is focused on refrigerated transport fleets in Europe , it has the potential to benefit other applications and other geographies in the future. “

The Vector eCool is offered as part of Carrier’s healthy, safe and sustainable cold chain program to preserve and protect the supply of food, medicines and vaccines. 

About Carrier Transicold

Carrier Transicold helps improve the transportation and shipping of temperature-controlled cargoes through a full range of refrigerated transport equipment and services and cold chain visibility. For more than 50 years, Carrier Transicold has been an industry leader, providing customers worldwide with advanced, energy efficient and environmentally friendly container refrigeration systems and generator sets, from truck units to direct drive and diesel, and refrigeration systems for trailers. Carrier Transicold is part of Carrier Global Corporation, the world’s leading provider of healthy, safe and sustainable construction and cold chain solutions.