DAF shows second electric truck LF Electric

DAF shows second electric truck LF Electric

DAF Trucks has now unveiled the production version of its second all-electric truck model called the LF Electric, following the revamped CF Electric a few months ago, with production set to start at Leyland Trucks in the UK in May 2021.

Developed in close cooperation with Dana, the 19-tonne truck (payload 11.7 tonnes) for distribution transport is available with two wheelbases (5.3 or 5.85 metres). The electric motor has a nominal output of 250 kW and a peak output of up to 370 kW. DAF states that the rated torque is 1,200 Nm, with the motor capable of delivering up to 3,700 Nm for short periods.

For the battery, the Dutch are relying on LFP cells. The 19-tonne truck's battery pack comes with an energy content of 282 kWh (254 kWh net), which is said to offer a range of up to 280 kilometres, which DAF says is "more than enough for the needs of urban distributors". DAF offers a six-year warranty on the LFP cells.

The LF Electric can be charged with direct and alternating current. The AC charging power is 22 kW, which should allow the battery to be charged gently overnight. The charging process from 20 to 80 percent should take 6.5 hours, a full charging process from 0 to 100 percent DAF specifies with 12 hours. With a DC charging power of 150 kW, the battery should be able to be charged from 20 to 80 percent in one hour via a standard CCS cable, a full charging process should take two hours here.