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Hybrid Diesel/Electric

The industry’s first hybrid transport refrigeration system. Exclusively from Carrier.

Hybrid Diesel/Electric

Presenting the VECTOR hybrid diesel-electric technology from Carrier Transicold. The first hybrid refrigeration system in the transport industry. This engineering exclusive from Carrier combines an engine-driven generator with patented electric technology to deliver the best performance, highest reliability, and lowest life-cycle cost in its class.


VECTOR technology’s simplified design features a sealed cooling-only refrigeration system, electric heating, and an electric-driven sealed compressor. It has up to 16 fewer parts compared to conventional systems. The cooling-only refrigeration system reduces serviceable parts, simplifies diagnostics and service, and ensures a tighter compressor operating envelope, increasing compressor reliability and life. Gone are dampers, clutches, drive belts, shaft seals, and idler pulleys commonly used in conventional refrigeration.


The cooling-only refrigeration system with electronic expansion and stepper valves ensures maximum cooling capacity. Best-in-class heating operates independently of ambient conditions. For multi-temperature applications, VECTOR can direct all refrigerant to a particular compartment, or cool one compartment while heating another, without reducing capacity. VECTOR technology will set the standard for low life-cycle cost. Increased reliability reduces maintenance and increases resale value. Sealed electric compressor, up to 16 fewer parts, lower refrigerant charge, and simplified refrigeration systemalso increase operating efficiency and reduce cost.

Environmentally Sound

VECTOR technology features a built-in electric standby motor to reduce fuel consumption, exhaust emissions, and noise. The closed refrigeration system is adaptable for use with natural refrigerants and requires up to half the refrigerant chargeofconventional systems. VECTOR technology systems feature EPA-compliant diesel engines. Plus, they are fuel-cell ready.

Hybrid Diesel Electric
The Vector diesel-electric hybrid technology has set new standards in performance, efficiency, and refrigerant containment along with rewarding users with unmatched savings in life-cycle costs.