Schmitz Cargobull has delivered its first fully electric S.KOe reefer semi-trailer to STI (Deutschland) GmbH, a subsidiary of STI Freight Management GmbH.
The trailer features an electric transport cooling unit and generator axle for everyday operations in the multi-temp sector.
This makes STI the first company in Germany to operate the S.KOe on coordinated routes in a field test. If the fully electric reefer semi-trailer stands the test, the company intends to invest in further e-trailers in the future.
“If the testing is successful, we will equip most of our fleet with e-trailers in the future. This potentially means that more than 200 trailers would legitimately carry the Zero Emission logo,” said Oliver Exner, senior operations manager STI.
Schmitz Cargobull is currently delivering the first fully electric semi-trailers for everyday operations. The reefer semi-trailer handed over to STI is an S.KOe Cool Smart with an electric axle as well as an electric cooling unit with integrated power electronics and a battery system.
The all-electric S.CUe cooling unit is designed for emission-free cooling and heating of the freight in the multi-temp range. The S.CUe has a cooling capacity of up to 15,900 W and a heating capacity of 9,100 W. Batteries are installed in the place of the diesel tank between the landing gear.
In addition, the trailer is equipped with an electrified Schmitz Cargobull trailer axle which, among other things, recuperates energy during braking processes and thus reduces the charging times of the battery via the power supply network.