Cost is $8,500 and weight with battery pack is more than 300 pounds; By cutting the cost of idling for creature comfort to virtually nothing, the system can pay for itself in a couple of years or less, according to the company.
ThermoKing also introduced its T-1000 Spectrum multi-temp refrigeration unit for straight truck customers who need different temperature zones. The engine is designed to reduce particulates by 38 percent and CO by 54 percent over previous engines. A redesigned grille deflects noise upward and away from the cab for quieter operation - a boon to sleeping reefer haulers and their neighbors at trucks stops. The T-1000 has an electric standby option as well, dubbed SmartPower, which is available in both 230V and 460V configurations.