Schmitz Cargobull has launched an all-electric box body semi-trailer with e-axle generator in the UK, to help operators meet increasingly strict emissions regulations.

The S.KOe COOL is equipped with the fully electric S.CU ep85 cooling unit with integrated power electronics, a battery system and an electric generator axle, enabling emissions-free operation.

Schmitz said the semi-trailer was also very quiet and therefore ideal for early morning and late evening deliveries in urban areas.

Colin Maher, Schmitz Cargobull UK & Ireland MD, said: “The S.KOe COOL is the perfect choice for businesses who are leading the charge towards a cleaner and greener transport sector.

“We are delighted to be able to introduce the fully electric semi-trailer across the UK & Ireland, providing our customers with a truly sustainable solution for their temperature-controlled operations.”

The S.KO.e COOL has already been in operation with customers in Europe and last year Schmitz became the first manufacturer to gain type approval for a fully-electric refrigerated semi-trailer with an e-axle, after it was approved by the German federal motor transport authority.