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Schmitz Put First All-Electric Reefer Into Finland

Helsinki, Finland: Schmitz Cargobull Finland has delivered the first fully electric trailer in Finland to PNO Finland. The trailer which will serve PNO Finland customer, Kylmästi Paras, making deliveries in Helsinki, follows deliveries of electric trailers in Romania and Germany.

“PNO is one of the main players in Finland when it comes to sustainable transport. The all-electric reefer is part of a long-term sustainability strategy and we are pleased that Kylmästi Paras is the first Finnish carrier to include this vehicle in its fleet,” says Kai Mäkinen, key account manager at PNO Finland.

“Both PNO Rental and Kylmästi Paras are long-standing business partners and we are pleased to be able to provide them with an efficient and sustainable vehicle for temperature-controlled transport in the form of the S.KOe Cool all-electric reefer,” says Felix Müller, key account manager at Schmitz Cargobull.

The trailer, hauled by an electric Volvo tractor, will make deliveries in the Helsinki metropolitan area to local grocery stores. The S.KOe Cool has all-electric refrigeration with integrated power electronics, a high-voltage battery and an axle generator. The electrified vehicle is also extremely quiet, enabling deliveries in urban areas in the early morning hours as well as in the late evening. The fridge provides emission-free cooling and heating with a cooling capacity of up to 15,800 watts and a heating capacity of 10,500 watts.

Batteries on the support winch replace the diesel tank, and also offer the option of installing an additional pallet box with space for 36 pallets. The electrified Schmitz Cargobull trailer axle recuperates energy during braking and extends the operating time of the refrigeration or reduces the recharging times of the battery via the power grid.

Source : ColdChain News

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