The Hultsteins and Cold Connect Team showed a range of environmentally sustainable diesel-free systems at this year’s CV and TCS&D Shows which, say the manufacturing partnership, set a new standard in low-cost, high-performance transport refrigeration.
Since then, two new Volvo FH units have been fitted with Ecogen SG25 systems at the Hultsteins’ factory in Sweden: Running the diesel TRU’s by using electric from the Volvo’s truck engine, Ecogen is expected to slash running costs by up to 85%, while bringing maintenance costs down by 50%. Furthermore, noise will be significantly reduced.
Cold Connect Managing Director, Steve Maile says:
“Not only does Ecogen improve fridge efficiency and running costs but also, it reduces particulate output by 95%, CO2 by 85% and in urban environments drastically cuts NOx emissions. Good for operators and the environment too.”
Embracing hydraulic technology, which draws energy from the truck engine and converts into power to drive the refrigeration unit, Hultsteins has incorporated its long-term UK manufacturing partner Cold Connect to produce a unique range of on-board power-generating units for single and multi-temperature goods transport.
Reducing fuel costs, on average by up to 60%, the Hultsteins/Cold Connect systems work with rigid truck and tractor engines to cut Co2, NOx and particulate emissions, while significantly reducing maintenance and complying with urban emissions regulations – unlike conventional diesel-driven refrigeration units.
Hultsteins and Cold Connect have also recently installed their ‘Green SG25’ onto an LNG Iveco tractor unit, which will soon be available for demo’ use, via Dawson Rentals.