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Daf Trucks introduces EV charging stations

Daf Trucks has introduced charging stations for LF Electric and CF Electric trucks, as well as vans.

The manufacturer said the fixed charging stations offer charging of 20kW up to 360kW, with mobile chargers available that provide 24kW up to 40kW.

The 20kW to 50kW PACCAR chargers support the daily operations of an individual truck that can be charged during the evening or at night, said Daf.

Whilst the 120kW and 180kW PACCAR chargers are designed for fast charging, suited to fleets operating electric vehicles (EVs) on multiple routes or in multiple shifts.

The 180kW unit provides the power to charge most truck types in less than three hours.

The 350kW PACCAR charger provides an ultra-fast solution that can charge vehicles at full rated power in less than two hours or fast charge two vehicles simultaneously, according to Daf.

The Government has been urged to set a date for HGV diesel ban before 2040.

Richard Zink, marketing and sales director of Daf Trucks, said: “The application of fully electric trucks requires a specific way of planning and operations. DAF makes this conversion as easy as possible for its customers.

“We always advise about how an electric truck delivers the highest return on investment in the daily operation. We also offer our customers premium quality charging equipment so that they are assured of the most optimal integration between the truck and charging station.”

Daf said where needed, its partners will conduct site assessments, energy modelling and engineering at the customers premises and will also maintain charging equipment to ensure a "flawless communication” between the trucks and the chargers.

In April 2021, Daf Trucks announced the addition of new functionality to the online Daf Connect fleet management platform.

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