NITE Plus will keep drivers cooler and run longer
Rockford, IL (PRWEB) January 7, 2009
Bergstrom Inc., a global leader in the design and supply of climate systems to the commercial vehicle industry, today announced a brand new, more efficient no-idling system designed to keep drivers cooler for a longer period of time.
The new system, the NITE Plus system (http://www.nitesystem.com), is an improved version of Bergstrom's popular NITE system, an energy efficient and environmentally-friendly no-idling solution that complies with all idle restriction laws.
NITE Plus features updated heat exchangers and a redesigned airflow that results in a 30 percent increase in cooling capacity generated with less battery power. It consists of a rechargeable battery system that supplies electricity to a hermetically sealed air-conditioning unit and an auxiliary heater.
"NITE Plus will keep drivers cooler and run longer," said Terry Zeigler, vice president of electrified systems at Bergstrom. "The result is a more efficient system that will help make drivers' lives more comfortable while they're on the road."
As a battery-powered, no-idling system, the CARB-approved NITE Plus unit is able to generate high BTU cooling capacity without sending damaging emissions into the environment. This helps drivers reduce emissions and comply with increasingly stringent anti-idling laws. It also helps save money on fuel.
The NITE Plus system can reduce the average truck's fuel usage, some by 3,790 gallons a year, and save the owner more than $12,000 a year in reduced fuel costs and maintenance, based on the national average of idling 8 hours a day, 300 days a year and current fuel prices.
"Battery-powered auxiliary units such as ours are a very effective way for trucking fleets to save money on fuel during these challenging times," said Bill Gordon, national director of aftermarket and director of global marketing for Bergstrom. "We are very pleased to provide trucking fleets with this more efficient system."
Bergstrom's NITE Plus system is currently available as a factory installed option on Freightliner Cascadia trucks and International® ProStar® and LoneStar® trucks.
For more information about NITE Plus, please visit http://www.nitesystem.com.
About Bergstrom, Inc.
Bergstrom is the leading designer and manufacturer of cab climate systems for heavy duty commercial trucks, off-highway machines and specialty vehicles. By combining progressive engineering talent, lean manufacturing principals and a global footprint, Bergstrom offers a unique blend of commercial vehicle marketplace focus and customer value.