The Titan hybrid power system is the first product from Marshall Fleet Solutions’ recently launched Renewables Division. Designed to work on light commercial vehicles and with heavy truck trailers, the Titan system uses lightweight solar power panels, combined with a kinetic energy recovery system that recovers energy from braking, to power on-board lithium batteries. These batteries can then be used to operate on-board refrigeration, tail lifts and other electric systems.
“Delivery unrivalled fuel and CO2 savings, Titan is revolutionary for the future of the automotive industry and for temperature-controlled applications,” said managing director, Mark Howell.
“By using a combination of solar power, KERS and on-board energy storage, Titan provides 100% consistent power to the refrigerator system, reducing fuel costs, noise and emissions.”
The on-board batteries are charged overnight and then topped up using the solar panels and the energy recovery system throughout the day. The system offers a one-hour key-out function, so there is no need to run the vehicle to power the fridge during lunch breaks or while undertaking deliveries.