LF&E Refrigerated Transport goes solar electric

Leeds, UK: LF&E Refrigerated Transport, which delivers pharmaceutical products, is using Marshall Fleet Solutions’ solar powered Titan system on its vans. LF&E operates over 200 dual temperature-controlled vans from 13 depots delivering to patients, hospitals and businesses around the UK. LF&E has worked with Marshall Fleet Solutions since 2010 on fleet electrification.

“We are delighted to be adding a solar powered fridge van to our fleet,” says Jason Buckley chief executive, LF&E. “Given the practical requirements and demanding operating conditions of our fleet, we needed to find an approach that fits our specific needs.”

LF&E installed the Titan system initially on a diesel vehicle, reducing CO2 emissions by eliminating the need to have vehicles running on Ignition Key Out or plugged in while loading or on ferries. The next stage for the company would be to install such a system on a hybrid van, followed ultimately by an electric van. This approach underscores the flexibility of the Titan product, which provides an option for fleet operators who may need to shift incrementally to electrification, Marshall says.

“Our relationship with Marshall Fleet Solutions goes all the way back to the delivery of its first Thermo King vehicle,” Buckley said.

Maria D’Andrea, national sales manager, Marshall Fleet Solutions, “LF&E’s decision is a resounding validation of the strength of the Titan system and our broader approach to providing customers with a wide range of renewable refrigeration solutions. We look forward to continuing to assist LF&E as they embrace electrification within their fleet.”