DAF Trucks has unveiled all-electric versions for its new-generation DAF XD and XF truck ranges, which are available to order now and will be assembled on a new production line in Eindhoven from 2023.
Both models feature modular powertrains with Paccar e-motors rated between 170 to 350 kW and a range of battery packs for ranges from 200 to over 500 kilometers that can be charged at up to 325 kW, the manufacturer announced at the vehicles' debut at the IAA Transportation show in Hanover, Germany.
The new generation XD range (both electric and combustion) is said by DAF to set "new standards in the distribution segment", including a new cab with larger windscreens and side windows and a lower beltline for better all-round visibility. Other features such as a curb view window, a folding passenger seat and assistants such as the DAF Digital Vision System and DAF Corner View are also said to improve the driver's view. The cab is available as a Day Cab, for example, or as a Sleeper and Sleeper High Cab.
For long-distance transport, a Day Cab and a Sleeper Cab also complement the previously available Sleeper High Cab - and the new electric drive.
In the version with five battery packs (525 kWh), the 500-kilometre range mentioned at the beginning is supposed to be possible, but only "depending on the conditions and application", as DAF somewhat limits in the announcement. However, the Dutch do not specify which conditions and applications these are.