To meet the growing demands for sustainable delivery solutions, Electric Last Mile Inc. (ELMS) and Thermo King, a strategic brand of Trane Technologies plc, announced plans to build an all-electric refrigerated delivery vehicle. As part of the collaboration, Thermo King will integrate its E-200 all-electric refrigeration unit into the ELMS’ Urban Delivery electric vehicle. This vehicle will be a prototype of the anticipated first Class 1 commercial EV available in the United States.
ELMS and Thermo King expect to pilot the urban delivery prototype with refrigerated transport customers, as well as have it on display at the Home Delivery Expo, alongside their partners at Delivery Concepts Inc. The prototype will also be on display at International Food Distributors Association’s annual events.