In the ambit of the initiative by the United Kingdom Government and by Innovate UK, Zero Emission HGV and Infrastructure Demonstrator Programme, DAF XD and XF Electric will be part of a demonstrative programme lasting 5 years, concerning long-distance routes for industrial electric battery vehicles.
DAF XD and XF Electric vehicles will start being used by primary players and the fleets that take part in the demonstrative programme include Maritime Transport, Marks & Spencer, Menzies, Royal Mail and Eddie Stobart.
“The Government’s funding represents a great opportunity to demonstrate and encourage the implementation of electric battery vehicles in long-distance operations and with heavier weights. Our state-of-the-art DAF XD Electric and XF Electric models are the ideal choice for fleets, with operational capacities up to the maximum GCM of 42 tons allowed for the five-axle zero-emission combinations in the United Kingdom. Moreover, our vehicles offer a maximum autonomy of 500 km with a single charge and, if the fast 325-kW charge is available, even 1,000 km a day can be travelled “, stated David Kiss, Managing Director of DAF Trucks UK.