ConMet eMobility and Carrier Transicold will supply foodservice distributor Sysco with new zero-emission refrigeration systems as part of a commercial evaluation program.
The new system combines the ConMet PreSet Plus eHub with Carrier’s Vector refrigeration unit to provide fleets a zero-emission solution for commercial trailers. Regenerative energy created by the lightweight, modular, in-wheel motors of the eHub system power the electric Vector refrigeration unit.
Initial delivery of this system took place earlier this year at Sysco’s operating site in Riverside, California. The location is at the forefront of the company’s electrification efforts, ConMet officials said in a press release.
“This is an important step in advancing our overall emission reduction strategy, while helping our industry move toward more sustainable transportation solutions and ensuring critical access to reliable temperature control technology,” said Neil Russell, Sysco’s senior vice president of corporate affairs and chief communications officer. Sysco has set a science-based climate goal to reduce emissions by 2030, which includes the electrification of 35% of its U.S.-based fleet.
This collaboration aligns with the visions for each of the companies, which are working toward a more sustainable future. ConMet is committed to sustainable manufacturing while developing products that help customers meet their own environmental goals. Carrier offers an integrated and growing suite of sustainability solutions and services that allow customers to reach their energy and decarbonization goals.
“Electric technology can deliver lifecycle cost benefits for sustainable transport refrigeration units and supports Carrier’s goal of reducing our customers carbon footprint one gigaton by 2030,” said Mike Noyes, vice president and general manager, Truck Trailer Americas, Carrier Transicold.