Zero-emission electric truck refrigeration tech

Transporting refrigerated goods takes a toll on the environment because those trucks use diesel as their fuel.

In 2015, Dearman issued a report indicating that due to changing demographics, the number of refrigerated vehicles will increase to 15.5 million by 2025 when in 2013 there were 3 million.

Populations in countries like India or China have more affluent lifestyles, and it is necessary to install cold chains to ensure food reaches customers in good condition to prevent hunger and rising prices.

But all this is happening without new technologies. The impact of a conventional diesel-powered transport refrigeration unit emits up to six times of nitrogen oxides and up to 29 times of more particulates than a modern diesel HGV engine. 

These units will have a devastating effect on air quality and climate change. But zero-emission cooling technology is finally here, and companies like Unilever are testing battery-powered refrigeration in trucks. If they are successful, it could lower the environmental impact of refrigerated products. This technology is ideal for companies required by law to reduce their emissions by 2023, like businesses in California.

The goal is to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 1 billion metric tons no later than 2025. Reducing the impact of transporting refrigerated goods is key to achieving these climate goals.

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