DAF Trucks is attending the CV Show with its largest ever vehicle display at the NEC, covering its full range of new LF, CF and XF chassis across two exhibition areas.
The company’s aftersales initiatives will also form a significant part of DAF Trucks’ presence at the show.
“We’re delighted to be exhibiting at the CV Show again this year in line with our intention to attend the show on a two-yearly cycle,” said DAF Trucks’ managing director, Robin Easton, “The CV Show always provides us with a great opportunity to network with customers, both existing and new, plus a chance to exhibit our new LF, CF and XF product range – which, of course, we unveiled at the NEC in 2017.”
At the centre of DAF’s exhibition will be the CF Electric tractor unit, on show for the first time in the UK. It is one of a number of zero-emission CF Electric vehicles taking part in field trials in the Netherlands.
The CF Electric is developed by DAF in partnership with VDL Groep and is powered by a 286bhp E-motor. The 170kWh battery pack delivers a range of approximately 60 miles, which is suitable for high volume city distribution applications and, with quick-charging, a full charge can be achieved in just 30 minutes, making it ideal for charging whilst loading and unloading.
DAF is promoting the use of HVO (Hydro-treated Vegetable Oil) as an alternative to conventional diesel. HVO is made from renewable resources and as such can cut well-to-wheel carbon dioxide emission by up to 90%.
Visitors to the show will be able to learn more about DAF’s vision of how transport is adapting to meet the environmental challenges of air quality and global warming in one of a series of presentations taking place in the DAF Showtrekker trailer located in DAF Trucks’ outside exhibition area. Other topics include the London HGV Safe System Permit scheme, a ULEZ and Clean Air Zone update, DAF Connect and DAF Fleet Services presentations.