Vauxhall Vivaro gets ‘invisible refrigeration’ treatment
Vans using the ‘invisible refrigeration’ concept to bring refrigerated performance with zero external intrusion to the vehicle are now available through The Cold Consortium.
The UK fridge van converter has teamed up with Hubbard Products and Vauxhall to create a Vivaro demo van that shows how the technology works and the benefits compared to a traditional external condenser unit.
Developed for vehicles from micro-vans through small, medium and large panel van to larger box body vehicles, the Zer0° ‘Invisible Refrigeration’ range from Hubbard Products covers two models, the Z008 and Z009, both available to chill (0°C) or freeze (-20°C) – in standby, non standby and, dual evaporator specifications.
Fixed to the internal insulation conversion rather than to the vehicle body, the low-line evaporator units ensure the exterior dimensions and aerodynamics of the vehicle remain unchanged from the original manufacturers’ specification, helping the van to retain its overall economy while ensuring the bodywork is undamaged by the installation of a traditional external condenser unit.
The system is simple to maintain with the compressor and condenser units mounted within the engine compartment and under the chassis, making them easy to access for routine maintenance. The units also have a two-year warranty as standard.
Ian Gardiner, Managing Director of The Cold Consortium, said: “This new approach to vehicle refrigeration offers our customers considerable peace of mind as well as delivering chilling performance to match the needs of today’s food logistics chain.”