WOERDEN, Netherlands, June 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
New in the UK at selected Moto sites: refrigerating freight during driver's break with renewable electricity
More and more parties realise the environmentally-friendly, clean and low noise benefits of freight refrigeration on the mains instead of using polluting diesel generators. NomadPower is implementing 9 new locations in Europe and this involves 5 in the UK, 2 locations in Germany, and 2 in Italy. This will make a total of 20 European locations.
The NomadPower electricity facilities for temperature-controlled vehicles consist of poles with connection points. Truck drivers at parking and rest areas 'plug in' and can start power supply via the NomadPower app, website or telephone for stable refrigeration of their goods using mains electricity. The fully automatic billing process is based on usage only. NomadPower renders the use of diesel generators unnecessary, meaning no harmful emissions, no noise pollution for the environment and the driver, and lower costs.
Many new locations
Thanks to the accessibility and convenience of the total concept more and more parties are recognising the benefits and will make NomadPower available.
In the UK a contract has been signed with Moto Hospitality Ltd for the development of 5 locations with 6 connection points each. It concerns Moto Thurrock on the M25, Moto Toddington Northbound and Southbound on the M1, Moto Cherwell Valley on the M40 and Lymm Lorry Park on the M6. All these locations are expected to become operational in the coming weeks.
Germany and Italy
In Germany 2 locations are already open. Autohof Strohofer in Geiselwind (A3) counts 8 connection points and Aral Autohof Elbert Rheinböllen (A61) has 4. The next location will be MAXI Autohof Lauenau (A2) with 4 connection points. In July in Italy are 2 locations being developed in cooperation with Autostrada del Brennero. It concerns 10 connection points at Autoparco Sadobre, Vipiteno and 8 at Interporto Trento.
Edwin Noomen, NomadPower's director: "These 9 new locations are a big step forward in rolling out the NomadPower concept in Europe. With co-financing from the EU under the TEN-T programme approximately 40-50 locations are expected to be operational by the end of this year. Final discussions are currently taking place for around 10 locations in France and 2 in Spain, so as to create a comprehensive European network."
The aim of the EU TEN-T programme is to reduce considerably carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions as well as noise levels along Europe's major road network. It is also the intention to become less dependent on oil. The EU notes that the NomadPower electricity supply network can make an important contribution to this.
Moto Hospitality Ltd (http://www.moto-way.com/) is the UK's market leader for motorway service areas with a total of 45 locations throughout the country.
Map showing locations
SOURCE NomadPower B.V.