Vancouver, Electric Reefer NV200 for Home Deliveries



A Nissan NV200 refrigeration van retrofit sold to a customer in Vancouver, British Columbia, who will be using it for their own home delivery service throughout the lower mainland. The reefer unit was installed by Cool-it using an electric unit, VAR150TB from Volta Air Technologies. The reefer van paneling and installation was done through PIC Contracting

User’s Application:

The business using the reefer-van wanted an easy to maneuver through the streets of Vancouver and squeeze into any tight parking space, which is why the Nissan NV200 was the perfect van for her. Since there was no temporary storage the customer opted not to include a stand-by option. Also having doors on both sides gives the delivery driver the option of unloading or loading on either side, who doesn’t like options

Retrofit Information:

The vehicle was insulated with 2” rigid polyiso board, giving an R-value of approximately 13 Km²/W. The foam is finished with a white finished FRP (fiber-reinforced plastic) paneling and caulked in all the seams to keep the moisture away from the foam and air inside the compartment. After the floor framed and insulated rubber flooring was secured to make for easy loading and unloading of boxes and less sliding during the drive.

Note: It is important to know your application, sometimes a user will be loading skids that have nails or sharp objects poking out in every direction. If a rubber floor is used for the finish, it would start to resemble a cheese grater in the first couple months, now I mean if you are a dairy farm that might be fit your companies “image”

Reefer System:

The reefer unit is from Volta Air Technologies, which is a company that is based out of Vancouver British Columbia. With over 50 years of HVAC experience, they have designed and developed an all-electric refrigeration unit that can be easily integrated into most vehicles’ electrical system for power. The unit used in this case was the VAR150TBLi which can provide cooling “down” to -10 °C (16° F) in a compartment from 3-5m3 (110-200ft3)


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