EL SEGUNDO, CA – Aura Systems, Inc. announced that it received approximately $420,000 in orders for its all-electric transport refrigeration systems for mid-size trucks from one customer. The systems are scheduled to be delivered and installed for the customer over the next two months.

The customer selected Aura’s all-electric transport refrigeration after numerous tests and evaluations including comparison on actual routes with traditional diesel based solutions, according to Aura.

Aura’s all-electric transport refrigeration for mid-size trucks consists of Aura’s patented AuraGen mobile power solution and private label transport refrigeration system from Zanotti of Italy. The solution eliminates the traditional diesel engine used for refrigeration and replaces it with all electric components, thus eliminating any and all emissions associated with small diesel engines, significantly reducing fuel consumption and providing very large reduction in noise associated with diesel refrigeration engines, according to the company.

When the vehicle is parked for deliveries, the engine is shut down and the refrigeration system continues to work by using Aura’s patented bi-directional power supply to provide power from batteries. These batteries are recharged whenever the vehicle’s engine is on. With this solution, the truck does not need to idle, thus complying with the environmental standards encompassed in anti-idling laws.