e1000 – The first large-capacity all-electric TRU with zero-emissions
Thermo King, a strategic global climate innovator brand of Trane Technologies is proud to introduce the e1000, an all-electric transport refrigeration unit (TRU) for Class 5-7 trucks. The e1000 is the first large-capacity electric TRU offered in North America without a diesel engine, that meets regulations for zero emissions including California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Transport Refrigeration Unit 2023 Standard.
Transport temperature control plays a vital role in preserving the quality and safety of perishable or degradable cargo, such as food and pharmaceuticals. Large capacity TRU’s like Thermo King’s e1000 can reduce direct vehicle carbon emissions and ensure consistent temperature regulation, reducing cargo loss and providing a significant reduction to greenhouse gas emissions. Satisfying lower emission requirements like the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Transport Refrigeration Unit 2023 Standard, are one of the driving forces behind Thermo King’s sustainable practices, and technological innovations.
Thermo King’s decarbonization goals and commitment to advance technologies includes a $100 million investment in developing fully electric products by 2025 for America’s cold chain segments. This investment demonstrates Thermo King’s dedication to reducing its carbon footprint and promoting sustainability in the industry. It also highlights the company’s commitment to meeting the growing demand for environmentally friendly transport temperature control solutions for the cold chain market.
Part of Thermo King’s portfolio of electric products, the e1000 is the first large-capacity electric TRU without a diesel engine that meets regulations for zero emissions. Cost-effective, reliable, and lightweight this electric reefer unit reduces waste, emissions, and total cost of ownership. It matches the performance of a diesel refrigeration unit and comes standard with a lower global warming potential R-452A refrigerant, that reduces its carbon footprint.
The e1000 TRU is ideal for Class 5-7 trucks transporting perishable goods such as food and pharmaceutical products. Designed to integrate with electric chassis’, it offers both fresh and frozen setpoints for 16–28-foot truck boxes, making it a versatile option for transport refrigeration fleets of all sizes. The unit’s low noise and vibration levels create a quieter and more comfortable driving experience for truck drivers which enhances their health and productivity on the road.
With a wide range of zero- and low-emission transport temperature control solutions in the market, Thermo King maintains its position as an industry leader while advancing its 2030 Sustainability Commitments. One such initiative is the Gigaton Challenge, which seeks to cut greenhouse gas emissions from customers by one billion metric tons. This is a significant step towards achieving a more sustainable future.