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Morgan Truck Body has unveiled its latest body innovations with the introduction of an electrified refrigerated concept truck body. Mounted on a Lion Electric Lion 6 chassis and utilizing a Thermo King all-electric refrigerated unit, the 24-foot truck body is constructed with materials that are designed to maximize thermal efficiency and lighten the load, and includes a full complement of situational awareness sensors. Morgan Truck Body light- and medium-duty truck bodies that are compatible with fully electric powertrains and refrigerated units. The refrigerated unit is integrated with Lion Electric’s vehicle systems and powered by the vehicle’s onboard batteries, which use Lion’s proprietary battery thermal management systems to maximize efficiency.
Morgan’s EV refrigerated truck body is designed with an aluminum-extruded subframe that provides weight reduction and composite panels that reduce weight without compromising structural integrity, according to the company. The truck body is shaped to improve aerodynamics, utilizing cab-mounted fairing, side skirting and wheel covers that reduce drag and help with energy efficiency and maximize delivery range.
Advanced energy-saving features include a high-speed side curtain door improving thermal efficiency, food chain security and significant energy savings by maintaining a constant temperature and humidity barrier for electric reefer truck interiors. Interior walls are insulated with three inches of thermal-efficient polyurethane foam to maximize energy savings.
The all-electric transport refrigeration unit (TRU) utilized in Morgan’s concept vehicle is Thermo King’s recently introduced e1000 unit. The e1000 will satisfy the refrigeration needs of large truck operators with the zero-emission benefits of electrification. As part of Thermo King’s evolve product line, the e1000 unit will provide customers with sustainable solutions with increased reliability, lower weight, and reduced noise.