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Krone and Dutch partner THT win “Green Truck Innovation 2021”

The German trade magazines “Verkehrs-Rundschau” and “Trucker” have awarded Krone and its Dutch partner THT the “Green Truck Innovation 2021” award for the Cool Liner “THT New Cool”. Dr. Frank Alberts, Managing Director of Sales and Marketing at Krone, and Twan Heetkamp, ​​owner of THT, received the prestigious award at “VR Gala 2021” in Neuss, Germany, on June 9th. The annual “Green Truck” ecolabel is awarded in various categories, and the magazine of Heinrich Vogel Publishing provides important guidance on the purchase and operation of eco-friendly vehicles.

To achieve the highest possible sustainability in refrigerated transportation, Krone is working with electrical expert THT to completely convert the cool liner into electrical operation. For this purpose, the second trailer axle is converted into a recovery axle, supplying electrical energy to a battery pack mounted vertically under the trailer. The “THT New Cool” cool liner does not require any diesel unit, as the 3rd generation energy storage unit, which weighs only 320 kg, powers the all-electric refrigeration unit with the help of intelligently controlled electronics. The total weight of a fully electric refrigerated trailer is the same as the total weight of a conventional refrigerated trailer with a full diesel tank. This will significantly reduce fuel consumption and reduce CO2 and particulate emissions. Another positive effect is the low noise emission of the electric refrigeration unit. Thanks to this sustainable concept, food transportation using CoolLiner “THT New Cool” will significantly reduce pollution in central and urban areas and support climate-oriented transportation planning.

Dr. Frank Albers, Managing Director of Sales and Marketing at Krone, sees this prestigious award as a confirmation of Krone’s consistent sustainability strategy. Through such cooperation and projects, sustainable innovation is created. At the same time, it is an incentive for us to continue to provide innovative vehicle concepts to the transportation and logistics industry. This is due to further revisions to European environmental legislation, for example with regard to nitrogen oxide emissions and CO2 limits. “

Krone and Dutch partner THT win “Green Truck Innovation 2021” Krone and Dutch partner THT win “Green Truck Innovation 2021”

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