UK: Aldi is trialling an all-electric refrigerated trailer as part of its efforts to reduce its carbon emissions.

The trailer converts kinetic energy from the wheels to power the on-board batteries, but it can also be plugged into the electric point at Aldi’s regional distribution centre in Cheshire.

The trial forms part of Aldi’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions in its lorry fleet. The retailer is currently trialling more environmental fuels such as compressed natural gas and hydrotreated vegetable oil.

From this year, all new trailers will also be fitted with solar mats to help power them, as well as to track the solar energy and CO2 savings they create.

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