Cargo vehicles that use electric axle systems in the semi-trailer can now travel on the roads of the country. The National Traffic Council (Contran) approved the regulation of the mechanism at a meeting on the 17th, published this Wednesday, the 25th, in the Federal Official Gazette. For Empresas Randon, the measure represents an important step ahead for the development of transport and electric mobility in the country.
“As pioneers in the creation of an electric auxiliary traction system, the e-Sys, we understand that this legal mechanism guarantees greater safety and conditions for investment in technology and innovation in electromobility, with a focus on sustainable solutions”, highlights the CEO of Empresas Randon, Sérgio L. Carvalho.
The line of semi-trailers Hybrid R, by Randon Implementos, equipped with pioneering technology led by Suspensys, was introduced to the market in 2019, after two years of development and has been undergoing several stages of testing and approvals for the start of commercialization during the year of 2022. Currently, the Bulk Carrier and Refrigerator models of the product are undergoing a field test phase with partner companies. At this stage, the engineering and research teams seek to monitor the behavior of the product in real use on the roads in the South and Southeast of the country.
With an innovative and sustainable concept, the e-Sys is an electric auxiliary traction system developed in a pioneering and exclusive way by Empresas Randon, in a partnership between Suspensys and the Randon Technology Center (CTR - Centro Tecnológico Randon). It acts as an auxiliary energy recovery system generated during descent and braking movements for moments of need for traction such as climbing and overtaking.
Depending on the application, loading condition and the road traveled, fuel savings can reach up to 20%, providing less wear on components and contributing to less waste generation and gas emissions. Estimates indicate that, in this range, the reduction in carbon emissions can reach 96 tons per year, for example, making an important contribution to the transport sector in the fight against climate change.