First all-electric Schmitz trailer for STI

Vreden, Germany: STI has taken its first all-electric Schmitz S.KOe reefer.

The trailer has 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 electric trailers.

“We don’t just want to raise awareness that something needs to change, we want to be proactive and use technological solutions to significantly reduce our CO2 emissions. That’s why we decided early on to use an fully electric S.KOe reefer semi-trailer from Schmitz Cargobull,” Drazan Malesevic, managing director, STI (Deutschland) said.

“We want to understand how the trailer works in everyday operations and, through consistent data collection over the next two years, determine how sustainable the e-trailer is in our business segment, taking into account the highest qualitative requirements. In this we work together closely with Schmitz Cargobull. 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,” Oliver Exner, senior operations manager, STI, said.

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 S.CUe has a cooling capacity of up to 15,900W and a heating capacity of 9,100W. Batteries are installed in the place of the diesel tank between the landing gear.

The trailer has an electrified Schmitz Cargobull axle which, recuperates energy during braking and thus reduces the charging times of the battery via the power supply network.

The Schmitz Cargobull TrailerConnect telematics system, which is integrated in the vehicle as standard, can be used to monitor the battery charge status, the remaining range and the remaining charging time via the telematics portal.

Picture above at the handover in Vreden are: (left to right) From left: Frank Reppenhagen (Hhad of sales ermany and Western Europe region, Schmitz Cargobull), Liene Elste (trailer coordinator STI), Oliver Exner (senior operations manager STI), Matthias Robert (head of sales area Borken, Schmitz Cargobull)

WORLD NEWS

Spain’s first all-electric reefer

Lugo de Llanera, Asturias, Spain: Spanish supermarket Alimerka is using the first fully-electric refrigerated truck in Spain. The new electric MAN rigid with its Frigoblock …

READ THE FULL STORY >

New European headquarters for Daikin Reefer and IRS International

Rotterdam, Netherlands: Daikin Reefer and IRS International are relocating into a single site in the Rotterdam region to operate as a sales, service and parts supply …

READ THE FULL STORY >

Thermo King shows at Solutrans

Lyon, France: Thermo King will premiere its latest truck and trailer refrigeration at Solutrans in France next month. “After two extraordinary and challenging years, we are …

READ THE FULL STORY >

Carrier new Supra S10 boosts refrigeration capacity

Athens, Georgia, USA: The Supra S10 diesel-powered truck refrigeration unit is the new performance leader from Carrier Transicold. The S10 offers greater refrigeration and freezing …

READ THE FULL STORY >

Latest Tweets

In the August issue of Cold Chain News, out now, Gist reveals that it is offering incentives of up to £5,000 for HGV drivers to join its business from August in order to boost capability and resources to deliver chilled foods and fresh produce. bit.ly/3z6j8Si #coldchain

© 2021 Global Cold Chain News | Terms of use | Privacy Policy
Commercial Transport Publishing Limited, registered in England and Wales, Company No: 6453302. Registered Office: 7 Diddenham Court, Lambwood Hill, Grazeley, Reading RG7 1JQ