Battery Electric Vehicles
Zero-emission transport solutions
Ready for the future
More and more European municipalities are announcing that in the future, inner-city areas will only be accessible to zero-emission vehicles — making fully electric trucks an important proposition. Fully electric solutions also offer the transport sector an opportunity to play its part in helping to meet the challenges of global warming and local air quality.
DAF supplies a complete solution
DAF is a leading provider of electric trucks. We were one of the first European truck manufacturers to successfully bring a fully electric truck onto the market. But at DAF, electric driving is about much more than just finding the right truck for a specific application. Electric driving also encompasses efficient charging systems, robust electric motors, electric PTO options and more. It all starts with an extensive consultation process. One of our electric vehicle specialists will use advanced route simulation programmes to demonstrate the use of an electric truck like in your daily business: for your routes, your journey planning and for your fleet management.
It's important to remember that the technology behind electric powertrains has been thoroughly tested. DAF has been supplying fully electric trucks for several years now, acquiring many hundreds of thousands of kilometres of practical experience. The excellent quality and reliability for which DAF is famous, are also features of our electric vehicles.
Charging at a home depot
For distribution in inner city areas, electric trucks are the ideal solution. At night, these trucks return to their home base, where their batteries can be fully recharged. Modern batteries support a geographical range that's usually more than sufficient for a day of standard use. Electric trucks are also ideal for shuttle transport – moving goods continuously between fixed locations. Batteries can be charged while the trailer or body is loaded and unloaded, adding to your transport efficiency.
“Planning and driving with electric trucks requires a different mindset. You have to ensure that the job fits the truck and not the other way around. For optimal use of the truck it is important that you can recharge the batteries while loading and unloading. The electric truck can be an excellent alternative for urban distribution.”
Tinie Manders Transport