Riverside Truck Rental, the commercial vehicle solutions provider, and Electra Commercial Vehicles, the electric HGV manufacturer, have announced that the UK's first fully electric temperature-controlled truck is to set off on tour around the UK to demonstrate to major cold and hot chain players in the industry how electric power is the future for temperature-controlled transport.

Last year in December, the Electra truck was trialled by Gregory’s Distribution for its Brew Dog Contract. Now the Electra e-Cargo SEIV 19 – 350, will be on its way to demonstrate that you can keep goods at the correct temperature without compromising the environment.

The Electra e-Cargo SEIV 19 – Urban Refrigeration Vehicle is based on a 19-tonne Iveco Euro Cargo 4×2 glider chassis. Iveco builds the chassis to Electra’s glider specification in its factory in Brescia, Italy with space predesigned for the electric motor, batteries, and electric PTO. This system ensures that the manufacturer approves the framework in advance. Simultaneously, the electrification process does not compromise the chassis’ essential qualities such as automatic braking and lane-assist functionalities.

Riverside Truck Rental supports Electra with its national service network backed up with both three-year OEM warranty for the chassis and Electra warranty for the drive system.

Sid Sadique, Chairman of Electra Commercial Vehicles, comments: ‘This arrangement is perfect for electrification and offers us maximum bodybuilding flexibility, which results in the most optimum configuration for the customer’s requirements.’

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