As orginally reported by our sister publication Motor Transport, logistics operator Ferytrans says it has cut emissions and fuel consumption from its fridge units after installing a unique bolt-on hybrid system.
The Southampton temperature-controlled transport firm also owns BigFoot Logistics and the two companies tasked their fridge unit service provider to find a way to reduce emissions from their chillers.
As a result, the businesses fitted Hultsteins’ Ecogen CostSaver hybrid drive units to their fleet, which power diesel trailer reefer units and substantially reduce CO2 emissions.
Hultsteins said the system will reduce CO2 by between 75% and 90% depending on operation and also cuts harmful diesel emissions such as DPM by 98% and NOx by 400%.
Ferytrans director Feri Lazar said: “Cutting emissions was our primary concern but the return on investment is also very attractive. Our calculations show that we would recoup the costs within 18 months, so it is really a win-win for us. In addition, the new fridges are much quieter so it helps minimise noise around deliveries, particularly in residential areas.”