DAF introduces CF Electric with Extended Range
DAF Trucks has doubled the range of the DAF CF Electric with VDL e-power technology to more than 200 kilometres.
DAF currently offers the CF Electric as a 4x2 tractor (GCW: 37 tons) and as a 6x2 rigid with steered trailing axle for maximum manoeuvrability (GVW: 28 tons).
A new addition to the current generation is the lithium-ion battery pack with a capacity of 350 kWh (315 kWh effective capacity). In addition to being more powerful, the battery pack is also much lighter – no less than 700 kg. This reduction translates directly into higher payload capacity.
The battery is embedded in gel, meaning that the temperature always remains between 25 and 40 degrees Celsius, regardless of the weather, which supports durability and the consistent level of performance of the battery pack.
With the increased capacity of the battery pack – which retains the same dimensions – the CF Electric now has a range of over 200 kilometres, a twofold increase compared with previous generations. Fully charging the battery is usually carried out at the truck’s home base and takes about 75 minutes using a charging station with a capacity of 250 kilowatt.
By recharging the battery while (un)loading or during the driver’s break, it is possible to drive up to 500 fully electric kilometres a day in the DAF CF Electric.