Thursday 14th Dec 2017 - Logistics Manager

Calor unveils LPG range extender for electric trucks

Calor has launched a new LPG range extender in partnership with EMOSS, the Dutch electric vehicle specialist.

The range extender uses LPG to drive the vehicle’s electric generator, which charges the battery that is supplying the motor with electricity.

It says that an LPG range extender will deliver lower carbon emissions than petrol and provide the capability to increase a vehicle’s battery-only range from 40 to 250 miles. The technology also offers the opportunity for GPS ring-fencing to cut emissions to zero when operating in city centres.

Calor will be offering Bio-LPG from early next year 2018, which it says offers significant environmental benefits over existing range extension technologies, such as diesel and petrol.

Paul Blacklock, head of strategy and corporate affairs at Calor, said: “With trucks fitted with LPG range extenders able to switch entirely to electric when operating in city centres or air quality zones, while already offering improved emission performance when compared with conventional fuels, we are excited to announce this ground-breaking transport innovation.”