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Tesco has strengthened its zero-emission home delivery fleet with the addition of 30 new fully-electric refrigerated vans, equipped with E-200 units from Thermo King.

The E-200 electric refrigeration units come with multi-temperature performance which is autonomous from the vehicle and intelligent power source optimization.

The units, which feature patented power management, also comply with strict noise level standards, enabling access to low emission zones and night-time deliveries.

David O’Gorman, regional sales director at Thermo King, said: “The E-200 units were designed to bring constant capacity and the intelligent power management needed to exploit the opportunities presented by fully-electric commercial vehicles.

"Our units are ready for the last mile, the distribution centre and everything in between. By fitting Tesco’s new LDV electric vehicles with the E-200 units, we unlocked low noise and low emission zones to any delivery. We're happy to be part of this project and working together with Tesco for a sustainable tomorrow."

The Thermo King E-200 is inverter driven. By varying the electricity flowing to the refrigeration unit, the inverter can provide more power when needed, resulting in a faster temperature pull down during pre-cooling. It can also provide accurate control of the motor speed and the exact cooling or heating capacity needed to control the temperature.

The Thermo King E-200 is part of parent company Trane Technologies’ wider commitment to reduce customers’ carbon emissions by one gigaton by 2030, equating to the annual emissions of Italy, France and the United Kingdom combined.