Dearman-Hubbard no-emission fridge tours Europe

London, UK: The Dearman-Hubbard fridge is to start a month-long European tour of fleet operators on the continent.

The European tour of the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France and Belgium uses a Paneltex to show the zero-emission and low noise benefits of the Dearman-Hubbard fridge.

With air pollution moving up the agenda, an increasingly tough regulatory climate for diesel means fleet operators are seeking cleaner TRUs.

The French government was tasked with producing a plan by the Conseil d’État (Council of State) to bring harmful nitrogen dioxide and PM10 emission in line with EU limits by 2018, and similarly other European cities have set tough air quality targets – Antwerp in Belgium has already banned older diesel vehicles within its “low emission zone”. 

Diesel fridges can emit up to six times as much nitrogen oxide (NOx) and 29 times as much particulate matter (PM) as a heavy goods vehicle’s Euro 6 main engine.

In the UK operators including Sainsbury’s, Marks & Spencer and Unilever are trailing the fridge.

Jan de Waard, vice-president for European sales, Dearman, said: “We’re very excited to be taking the groundbreaking Dearman-Hubbard TRU to visit 15 fleet operators across five European countries. With increasing realisation of how polluting diesel is, there is a rising demand for clean technologies like ours.

“The Dearman-Hubbard TRU has a number of proven benefits, not least being zero emission and far quieter in comparison to diesel equivalents. It has also been successfully deployed in the UK and in the Netherlands already, which will give confidence to the fleet operators we will be meeting and demonstrating it to.

“We have a highly innovative and award-winning TRU, and with a toughening regulatory climate, we stand ready to help companies who want to get ahead of the curve.”

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