DAF hands over electric CF for testing
Following the handover of the first CF Electric to the Jumbo supermarket chain, Dutch truck manufacturer DAF Trucks has now delivered another fully electric truck to Tinie Manders Transport, also based in the Netherlands.
The logistics service provider will use the CF Electric in combination with a fully electric refrigerated trailer on behalf of DHL in the Eindhoven area. Allego is also involved in the project as a charging infrastructure partner. The testing of the electric truck by Tinie Manders Transport is part of a series of long-term tests from which DAF hopes to obtain informative data for fine-tuning.
The CF Electric presented at the latest IAA Commercial Vehicles is a 9.7-ton electric tractor that scores highly in urban distribution traffic with a high payload and large load volume. Technical details have been known since May, so here only shortly: The model is powered by a 210 kW (peak 240 kW) electric motor and is suitable for applications with a total vehicle weight of up to 37 tonnes. The 170 kWh battery is sufficient for 100 km and can be recharged within 90 minutes using a fast charger. As a technology partner, VDL played a major role in vehicle development.
“It is clear that the transport sector is on the cusp of a major transformation,” says Jos Habets of DAF Trucks. “The electric truck is set to become the norm in more and more urban areas in future”.