Press Release 

Thermo King and Petit Forestier Showcase Large, Full-Electric Refrigerated Van at the IAA

14th September 2018

Brussels, Sept. 14, 2018 Thermo King®, a leader in transport temperature control solutions for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, partnered with Petit Forestier, European leader in refrigeration rental to showcase an all-electric, zero-emission and zero-noise refrigerated van at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show on Sept. 20-27 in Hannover, Germany.

Petit Forestier’s Renault Master Z.E., a 3,1 ton electric van equipped with the market-first and IAA premiere Thermo King E-200 full-electric refrigeration unit will be available to visitors at the FG M43 stand in the outdoor area of the exhibition grounds. The breakthrough set-up of the E-200 unit on display provides constant cooling and heating capacities independently of the vehicle operation.

“At this year’s IAA, Thermo King enters a new era of transport refrigeration showing its vision of the future, where foods and goods can be transported safely with zero-emission, no noise and maximum convenience for urban populations,” said Pauli Johannesen, vice president and general manager for Truck, Trailer and Bus at Thermo King in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). “Together with Petit Forestier we prove that such a future is already here and thanks to the technologies leading with electricity, intelligence and sustainability we have pioneered, we can revolutionize the way the refrigerated transport operates.”

“It is important for us to ensure that our customers can rely on us to provide zero-emission means of transport refrigeration to make their urban operations more eco-friendly and stay ahead of urban transport regulations,” said Géraldine Forestier de Cespedes, Group Chief Executive Petit Forestier. “Working with partners, who are committed to sustainable development is one of our fundamental requirements. Thermo King helped us to create a highly efficient, reliable and eco-friendly solution, which is in line with our goal to be at the forefront of the greener and cleaner and more sustainable transportation in our cities.”

The key differentiators of the Thermo King E-200 include:

  • Increased uptime and utilization, with an improved maintenance interval
  • Higher reliability with customized, tailor-made components
  • Improved temperature control thanks to constant capacity based on actual need of the moment
  • Intelligent power management algorithm to help safeguard and optimize the power supply
  • Optional hold-over battery capacity independent from the vehicle
  • Optional embedded Thermo King telematics to allow effective management of the fleet with full visibility of both unit and load conditions