Australian refrigerated truck assembler Eurocold has launched a spinoff company ’Revora’, which officially launched Australia’s first all-electric refrigerated truck at the Fully Charged Live show in Sydney on March 11 and will display it again at the Brisbane Truck Show from May 18-21, located on stand 358.
Revora founder and managing director Avraam Solomon described the spinoff as “a completely separate and new brand to Eurocold – aimed at future-proofing the sustainability of the refrigerated transport industry”.
He went on to add that “Revora will draw on Australian technology and ingenuity, with several key components (chassis, fridge, body etc) sourced from “best-of-breed” operators in Australia and internationally.”
Mr Solomon will draw on the experience of three generations within the refrigerated trucking industry, along with the technical low-emissions knowhow of Revora general manager Nathan Gore-Brown, who previously worked for Aston Martin, launched Tesla’s flagship store in Brisbane and most recently provided private sector consultation on transport decarbonisation with the advisory agency Mov3ment.
Revora is working with companies looking to go full- or part-electric, and has devised an audit using telematics and vehicle tracking to ensure the vehicles are suitable for the intended use before entering into a long-term lease agreement. Revora will also offer staff training, charging infrastructure, and on-call support.
“Avraam has the vision to provide a sustainable future for the refrigerated transport industry through establishing a line of highly efficient, cutting-edge green transport solutions,” said Mr Gore-Brown.
“Our customer base, partners and alliances are in third-party logistics, broadline food services, along with the meat, seafood, dairy and produce industries.”
Revora says that companies which have access to EVs will have the advantage of being able to extend their operating schedules, to facilitate late night working due to minimal noise pollution when compared to equivalent diesel trucks.
Electric trucks are especially suited to the ‘last mile’ deliveries most refrigerated trucks undertake in urban areas, when frequent stops help boost battery charge via regenerative braking.
Additionally, as the country moves towards net zero targets, the electrified truck benefits customers looking to reduce their carbon footprint.
The company expects that most fleet customers will not rely upon public EV charging infrastructure, but will instead use destination charging, where the truck will be charged when idle such as during loading and unloading.
Technical specifications including performance, battery and range are expected to be published in due course.