An Australian  refrigerated truck assembler, Eurocold has announced it has launched an offshoot based in Brisbane, that it says will propel it to the future of transport with the creation of a refrigerated electric truck.

The offshoot, known as Revora will be an refrigerated electric truck company based in  Queensland using the knowledge of Eurocold founder and managing director, Avraam Solomon and the expertise of general manager, Nathan Gore-Brown in the low-to-zero emissions space .

The company says that the grand goal of Revora is to ’empower the refrigerated transport industry towards a sustainable future’.

the company says that Australian technology and ingenuity is ‘central to this mission, with several key components  including chassis, fridge, body etc,  sourced from best of breed operators in Australia and internationally’.

Revora was launched in an electric vans and trucks forum at the Fully Charged Live show in Sydney on 11th March  by Gore-Brown.

Gore-Brown comes to Revora with an extensive automotive background from Aston Martin in the UK as well as launching Tesla’s initial flagship Brisbane outlet and more recently as a senior consultant to government and private sectors on transport decarbonisation with advisory agency, MOV3MENT.

Revora will also display its first refrigerated electric truck will be on  at this year’s Brisbane Truck Show,  in May.

“Revora is a completely separate and new brand to Eurocold – aimed at future-proofing the sustainability of the refrigerated transport industry,” explained Avraam Solomon, who is the third generation of the Solomon family in the refrigerated transport industry.

“Revora will be Australia’s first fully integrated, electric refrigerated truck fleet supplier,” Solomon said.

The program, headed by Gore-Brown, will assess fleet suitabilities to embrace electrification before assisting customers into the crossover. The company says the trucks and energy solutions will be all on a long term lease with Revora.

Revora says the  offering includes, initial consultation on current fleet make-up and measurement of diesel usage, suitability to cross over to electric refrigerated trucks, the supply of optimised zero-emission refrigerated commercial vehicles, energy/charging stations optimised for fleet size and operations model, staff training; and. on-call support.

The company says that to optimise efficiency once going electric, it is devising a technology-led process that will assist fleet owners to ensure they are maximising opportunities through telematic data tracking on the vehicles and software to monitor energy systems.

“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. Our customer base, partners and alliances are in third party logistics, broadline food services, along with the meat, seafood, dairy and produce industries,” said Nathan Gore-Brown.

With the majority of refrigerated transport deliveries being ‘last mile’ deliveries and in urban areas, Gore-Brown explained that electric trucks are perfect for this duty cycle.

“EVs are particularly well suited to urban and stop-start tasks,” he said. “This is down to their ability to recapture energy through regenerative braking. Typically, the refrigerated transport industry has a large portion of the fleet running last mile delivery and that’s where electric trucks excel.

“In addition to this, as we move towards government-mandated net zero emission targets, electric trucks will provide opportunities for our customers to gain new contracts due to businesses wanting to reduce their carbon footprint.”

The subject of the forum  ‘Electric Vans & Trucks’ and was  hosted by Sam Evans  from The Electric Viking) and Peter Benardos  of EV Automotive. It will also include LDV Automotive PR manager, Oliver Peagam  and Jack Scarlett  of Fully Charged.