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Schmitz Cargobull debuts swap box with electric refrigeration unit

December 12, 2018
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We’re all talking about e-mobility. I’m certainly writing about it all the time in this column. And e-trucks are almost becoming a dime a dozen. This is all very well – but what about bodies?

Well, Schmitz Cargobull has developed electrically driven refrigeration units for use in distribution transport. They operate completely emission-free – and the first units are now making their way onto trucks!

Edeka, the well-known European retail chain, has just taken delivery of a fully electric eActros with an electric refrigeration unit and swap box from Schmitz Cargobull. The company is using it for practical testing.

The fully electric vehicle will be primarily used in food distribution transport. The W.KO COOL swap box from Schmitz Cargobull has optimised insulation and strength. Sturdy steel connecting profiles bonded with the panels make for a robust body. The reinforced bulkhead is designed to accommodate the refrigeration unit.

My friends call me a glomad (a global nomad lest you don’t get it). That’s a particularly apt word, because I am always trawling all corners of the globe, looking for stories. As a result, I have slept in some seriously strange places – on a bed of ice in the Arctic circle, on the floor in a traditional Japanese hotel, on the sand dunes in the Wadi Rum Desert in Jordan … and even on the floor of a Thai cargo ship. Mostly however I tend to sleep on aircraft (if I had a dog, he would bark at me when I eventually come home). I am passionate about trucks, cars, travel, food, wine, people and hugs – so I write about all these things. Except the hugs.

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