REEFERX is a Sustainable & Efficient Refrigerated EV

Sustainable logistics
REEFERX is a Sustainable & Efficient Refrigerated EV, reduces emissions, cuts costs & enhances operational efficiency for a sustainable future in logistics

Refrigerated transport vehicles are crucial for the movement of perishable goods like food, beverages, flowers, and medicines. The emergence of electric refrigerated vehicles is transforming the logistics industry, offering a path towards profound environmental sustainability and operational efficiency. Unlike their combustion-engine counterparts, electric refrigerated vehicles dramatically curtail greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on fossil fuels.

By harnessing electricity from renewable sources, these vehicles significantly diminish the carbon footprint associated with transportation and refrigeration, inspiring a greener future for the industry.

Brendan Riley, President of GreenPower

A Sustainable Solution

GreenPower Motor Company, a leader in manufacturing and distributing all-electric, zero-emission medium—and heavy-duty vehicles, has unveiled the EV Star REEFERX, an all-electric refrigerated medium-duty delivery truck. Built on the EV Star Cab & Chassis platform, the EV Star REEFERX is fully customisable and has a lightweight body for increased payload.

"The EV Star REEFERX offers customers a unique, modern, and versatile all-electric commercial vehicle that boasts a higher payload capacity," said Brendan Riley, President of GreenPower.

REEFERX - a sustainable & efficient refrigerated EV

"This vehicle provides fleet owners a reliable way to deliver refrigerated and frozen goods daily. Combining exceptional performance and efficiency, the EV Star REEFERX is purpose-built as an electric refrigerated vehicle. It is superior for applications requiring multi-temperature zones, without the sticker shock."

Key Features

  • One-Piece Box Design: Provides a modern look, ease of repair, consistent insulation, and a longer life
  • Multi-Temperature Zones: Accommodates various items requiring different storage temperatures
  • Efficient Sanitation: Minimal seams in the vehicle's interior wall reduce sanitation downtime
  • Around-the-Clock Delivery: Offers up to 150 miles range and a payload capacity of up to 5,500 lbs
  • Optimal Battery Placement: Ensures a lower centre of gravity for maximum cargo capacity
  • Customisable Options: Offers various refrigeration units and insulation thicknesses to meet different needs
  • Reduced Total Cost of Ownership (TCO): Easier maintenance significantly reduces vehicle downtime.
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"Federal and state regulations continue to drive the rapid adoption of all-electric commercial vehicles," continued Brendan.

"The global refrigerated trucks market size reached US$9.8bn in 2023 and is expected to reach US$15.4bn by 2032. With California's proposed regulation for all Transportation Refrigeration Units to achieve zero emissions by the end of 2035, combined with the increasing demand from consumers for online shopping and home grocery delivery, a significant market opportunity exists for this vehicle.

"GreenPower is well-positioned to support the perishable goods category with a robust product offering and a well-established nationwide dealer network."

Electric refrigerated vehicles are superior to combustion-engine vehicles due to their environmental benefits, energy efficiency, reduced noise pollution, and lower maintenance costs. Innovations like the GreenPower EV Star REEFERX pave the way for a greener and more sustainable future in refrigerated transport, aligning with global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote sustainable development.

The future for sustainable logistics

Michael Schneider, CEO of Siemens Logistics, has clearly stated the company's commitment to sustainability by highlighting the integration of automation, digitalization, and long-term equipment considerations.

He stated, "Our technologies enable customers to achieve more with fewer resources. For Siemens Logistics, the key to sustainability lies in life-time considerations for equipment paired with automation and digitalization."

Michael Schneider, CEO of Siemens Logistics

Logistics plays a significant role in Scope 3 emissions across the entire supply chain due to its extensive transportation needs, high energy consumption, and inherent inefficiencies.

Reducing these emissions is not just a choice but a necessity for companies. By adopting more efficient logistics practices, investing in sustainable transportation technologies, and optimizing supply chain operations, companies can significantly impact their sustainability goals and the overall carbon footprint of the supply chain.

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