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Vantastec develops electric refrigeration unit for large vans

Vantastec

Vantastec has developed a new way to use 100% electric refrigeration units in large commercial vehicles.

The Wales-based van conversion specialist has engineered a new way to use 100% electric refrigeration units in larger commercial vehicles.

It was founded in 2006, but this development now means that drivers can operate an all-electric powered fridge van, without being restricted to a smaller van.

Colin Smith, Vantastec co-director, said: “The future is green, there are no two ways about it. 
 
“Our 100% electric-powered Renault Kangoos have been a resounding success with businessmen in areas such as London where low-emissions policies are heavily enforced.
 
“However, they have all made the same observation: they need bigger vans.
 
“This technological breakthrough by our expert engineers could change the commercial vehicles sector for the better. It will make it easier for businesses in built-up areas to become sustainable without sacrificing performance.”

“We have been dealing with electric-powered vehicles and other sustainable engineering methods for a while, but now seems the perfect time to take it to the next level. 

“The demand for new, sustainable methods of transport has risen drastically in recent months, especially in our industry.
 
“Vantastec is proud to be making this first step, and we hope it will inspire others to welcome more eco-friendly procedures.
 
“This could change the entire commercial vehicle sector for the better.” 

Vans that are not compliant with Euro 6 standards will be penalised in cities with Ultra Low Emission Zones.

The attempts to lower harmful CO2 levels caused by diesel engines could be improved with these bigger- refrigerated- vans.

Vantastec’s developments come just short of two years after insulated van converter CoolVan urged food service companies to check their fridge vans were Euro 6 compliant before this year’s introduction of London's ultra-low emissions zone (ULEZ).

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