What we know
Electrification is universally recognised as a rapidly growing, alternative source of vehicle power, with growing demand from all sectors of industry.
The government has set a clear long-term ambition for all new cars and vans to be zero emission by 2040, and for nearly every car and van to be zero emission by 2050.
CoolKit is responding to rapidly growing demand for refrigerated electric vehicles as customers increasingly seek environmentally friendly alternative solutions to traditional fuel options.
We have invested heavily into research about electric vehicles and how best to convert them into reliable and durable refrigerated vehicles.
What we are doing
By working closely with technology providers that can provide the right solutions to our customers’ individual needs, we have substantially increased our knowledge with each conversion and are now recognised as true sector specialists.
Our refrigeration units are powered by an autonomous lithium-ion power source designed specifically by CoolKit for the purpose of powering an isolated on-board refrigerating system. This is often arranged with other high technology equipment such as battery protection, data-logging and telemetry systems.
The battery, charged separately through its own charging point, is small and lightweight, and can be incorporated within the vehicle with minimal impact.
The use of independent batteries ensures that our conversions draw no power from the vehicle’s own battery and therefore, crucially, has no impact on the real-world driving range promised by the vehicle manufacturer.
It is also vital that the vehicles own re-charging period is not prolonged by any ancillary equipment and therefore it is an important consideration that any such batteries can be re-charged in a shorter period.