Hussmann cold chain cargo truck at CES 2020

Date: 14 January 2020

Panasonic’s concept trucks will be on display in the Panasonic booth 12908 in Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center during CES 2020.

Panasonic in collaboration with Tropos Motors revealed two multi-technology production-ready compact utility commercial vehicles. These right-sized, highly capable fleet truck concepts are powered by Panasonic’s proprietary software and cloud services platform OneConnectSM and represent a more accessible and a more agile fleet approach conceived to keep business flowing in tight or last mile spaces.

Connected Last Mile Refrigeration Cargo is the second production concept on the exhibit floor showing a Tropos Motors’ right-sized Hussmann cold chain cargo truck outfitted with small compartment RADBD Vacuum Insulation Panel (VIP) insulated coolers. This technology stays 13 times colder than regular polyurethane coolers in the market and is thinner to allow for more product in the cooler. With its highly recyclable and energy savings nature, there is no need for additional technology to refrigerate the entire cargo box. VIP is the perfect solution for metro, small store deliveries. In addition, with compartmentalize cooling, there is no additional energy draw on the electrical / battery system of the truck. "Our VIP insulation technology helps save in multiple ways -- overall cost and clean energy as there is less need for cooling from compression devices.” said PIDSA president, Jeff Howell. “A win-win on two fronts and a game changer in smaller cool chain deliveries.”

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