FENTON, Mich. — Webasto has received an environmental technology award for its BlueCool Truck anti-idling system.
The company was awarded the 2008 Frost and Sullivan Anti-Idling Systems Technology Innovation Leadership of the Year Award for its cab comfort system that provides idle-free cab cooling.
“At Webasto, we’re committed to developing and providing technologies that not only meet environmental needs but also are economically and operationally attractive to our customers,” said John Thomas, director of commercial vehicles/environmental and regulatory affairs, Webasto Product North America. “We’re proud to be receiving this award, which recognizes that Webasto’s Storage Core Technology, named BlueCool Truck, is a better, cleaner, more cost-effective, more efficient solution for truck operators than any other idle-free cab cooling technology available today.”
Frost and Sullivan said it chose the Webasto solution for the award based on: return on investment; payback potential; environmental footprint; and up-front and life-cycle costs. Webasto claims its BlueCool Truck system is currently the only zero-emission engine-off cooling system approved by CARB.
The BlueCool Truck system uses a cold storage unit that’s frozen while the truck is running. It uses a small amount of electricity from the truck’s battery to distribute the chilled air through the cabin, providing up to 10 hours of bunk cooling.
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