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Thermo King launches Li-ion battery for fully-electric refrigeration units

Thermo King has launched its new battery pack designed specifically for the E-200 fully-electric refrigeration units.

Manufactured by Thermo King, the new lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery is available in 1.8kWh and 3.6KWh versions.

Combined with the E-200 units, the company claims the battery pack creates a zero emissions transport refrigeration solution that ensures an unbroken cold chain even while the driver stops for delivery, break or needs to turn off the vehicle for longer.

The Thermo King battery pack was designed to seamlessly work with the E-200 fully electric, zero-emissions refrigeration units for medium sized vans and trucks – the latest addition to Thermo King’s growing portfolio of non-diesel solutions.

Thermo King says that unlike typical small truck solutions designed for diesel combustion engines, the E-200 delivers constant capacity in up to two cooling zones, independently from the vehicles’ engines, and can work with both electric and engine-powered vehicles. The Thermo King battery works with the E-200 units’ patented power management, which contributes to lower energy consumption, increased vehicle autonomy and higher efficiency and reliability.

The company adds that the new battery is fully compliant with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) R100 safety requirements in transport applications and UNECE R10 certified for electromagnetic compatibility with vehicles.

Thermo King is represented in Ireland by Ballinlough Refrigeration.