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Penske Truck Leasing, Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) and Carrier Transicold have collaborated on an all-electric refrigerated medium-duty truck to help leasing customers with temperature-controlled freight realize the financial and environmental benefits that zero-emissions equipment can provide.


The vehicle, displayed by Penske at ACT Expo in Las Vegas, combines a Class-7 Freightliner eM2 battery-electric box truck with Carrier Transicold’s Supra e11 eCool™ electric refrigeration unit on a 26-foot refrigerated body. It is targeted at regional and local fleets seeking regulatory compliance or cleaner, more sustainable options for distributing food and other perishable goods.

Built on Freightliner’s proven M2 106 Plus platform, the Class-7 Freightliner eM2 features a battery-electric Detroit ePowertrain with a typical range of 250 miles on one charge. An electric power takeoff (ePTO) allows the Supra e11 unit to use energy directly from the truck’s high-voltage battery, eliminating fuel consumption, emissions and noise associated with engine-driven systems while providing comparable refrigeration performance.

The Supra e11 includes all-electric, variable-speed components that help extend the vehicle’s operating range by matching more precisely and efficiently the power draw required from the battery to the cooling required for the refrigerated cargo. The electric fans and hermetically sealed compressor work quietly while significantly reducing maintenance needs and increasing uptime compared to diesel-driven units.

Carrier Transicold introduced the Supra e11 refrigeration unit in 2023 to help fleets meet California Air Resources Board (CARB) standards for deploying trucks with zero-emission refrigeration technologies. The engineless Supra e11 unit provides comparable refrigeration performance to Carrier Transicold’s diesel-powered Supra S10 unit without the associated emissions or noise.


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