DAF delivers the first LF Electric truck to the logistics company Nabuurs
DAF Trucks has started delivering its zero-emission distribution trucks. The first DAF LF Electric will be acquired by Dutch logistics service provider Nabuurs, who will use the truck to deliver Bud beer and other beverages to bars in Groningen.
DAF Trucks presented the LF Electric Truck in early 2021 and developed the new, smaller model in close cooperation with Dana. The 19-ton LF Electric distribution truck comes with two wheelbases (5.3 or 5.85 meters) and offers an additional body and payload of 11,700 kilograms. DAF considers this sufficient for most city operations.
Thanks to a battery pack with a capacity of 282 kWh (254 kWh net), the new truck should have a range of up to 280 kilometers. The cells have LFP chemistry. The electric motor delivers 250 kW rated power (370 kW peak) and a rated torque of 1,200 Nm (3,700 Nm peak).
A notable feature of the DAF LF Electric is its combined charging system. Slow charging (400VAC, 22kW, 3-phase) can charge the battery from 20% to 80% in 6.5 hours. A full charge takes 12 hours. Fast charging (650 V DC, 150 kW) is also possible.
This is also a clear plus for Nabuurs, writes DAF. “So we don’t have to invest in expensive DC charging options right away,” adds Dolf Hubertus, fleet manager of the logistics service provider. “The vehicle can be plugged into a standard 22kWh charger at the end of the day and be ready to go the next morning.”
The manager added that the new electric trucks served two purposes – to gain experience and to follow Groningen City Council in its climate goals.
Naarbus will deliver supplies from brewery AB InBev, which also sells Bud beer to bars in Groningen. The company wants to reduce CO2 emissions2 -Emissions of its supply chain with the LF Electric. Ralf Kox, logistics manager at AB InBev: “Our goal is to reach net zero worldwide by 2040. Bud is now brewed with 100 percent renewable electricity and delivered fully electrically to taverns in the city of Groningen. ”