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DAF CF Electric drives 93,000 electric miles

DAF CF Electric

The DAF CF Electric has reached 93,000 electric miles, which is almost four times around the world.

With more cities opting for emissions-free and silent vehicles only in their city centre, the DAF CF Electric is gaining popularity.

It was delivered one year ago and since DAF has had six fully electric trucks on the roads.

Member of the board of management Richard Zink, said: “We have now reached the point where we can start to sell the CF Electric in limited numbers.

“Think of a few dozen units on an annual basis.

“In order to guarantee excellent quality, we start up production in a controlled way.

“Simultaneously, we can thoroughly build up our service network, step-by-step.

“The CF Electric tractor unit is now available for customers in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany's North Rhine-Westphalia."

DAF customers Jumbo, Simon Loos and Tinie Manders Transport from the Netherlands and Rhenus Group from Germany all have a CF Electric in their fleet and is also used at Tinie Manders.

The DAF CF Electric is a fully electric 4x2 tractor, developed for distribution applications in urban areas with single or double-axle trailers and GVWs up to 37 tonnes.

The CF Electric has a range of approximately 100 kilometres, making it suitable for transporting high volumes within urban distribution.

Co-director of Tinie Manders Transport Eveline Manders, said: “The CF Electric is as reliable as any other DAF truck".

"You have to make sure that the route fits the truck - and not the other way around.

Moreover, in order to optimally use the truck, it is important that you can charge the batteries during loading and unloading.

“If you take these two matters into account, the electric truck can be a great alternative for urban distribution

Recently, apprentice Mathew Hands, from DAF Dealer Brian Currie in Bedford, has emerged victorious at the national WorldSkills UK National Final at the NEC, winning a gold medal.



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