Konvekta is trialing its CO2 MAC units in high ambient temperatures for the first time this year with French transport provider RTM. The ongoing trial will be key to the company’s, and the industry’s, adoption of CO2 MAC throughout Europe – a hot topic at Busworld 2015, held 16-21 October, in Kortrijk.
“We’ve been working on the development of CO2 solutions since 1994, and we are fully convinced about CO2 and especially for battery buses. With the CO2 heat pump you can work with temperatures as low as -10°C, which you can’t do with a conventional refrigerant.”
“It’s not just an argument to say it’s environmentally friendly, but technically as a refrigerant CO2 is outstanding. Of course, we have some challenges; we need more support from our suppliers because at the moment we have to make some of our own components, which we don’t like to do, but we have to because there are not adequate suppliers. We have seen that trend in the passenger car industry, and we hope that we do get access to more components in the future.”