DAF powers ahead with new range of EV chargers

George Barrow
May 10, 2021

DAF Trucks has launched a new range of electric vehicle chargers to help customers power its LF Electric and CF Electric trucks.

The new fixed charging stations will come in power levels from 20kW to 350kW and are supported by a range of mobile chargers with power from 24kW to 40kW.

The range of charging stations has been introduced to support both single electric trucks and fleets with the 20kW to 50kW PACCAR chargers designed for individual trucks that can be charged overnight, while the fast-charging 120kW and 180kW PACCAR chargers are better suited to fleets with multiple routes or working in multiple shifts. DAF says the 180kW unit provides enough power to charge most trucks in less than three hours.

The range’s most powerful charger is a 350kW ultra-fast unit able to apply full-rated power in less than two hours or fast-charge two vehicles simultaneously.

In addition, the range of mobile chargers is said to be ideal for roadside assistance or for use in workshops.

“The application of fully electric trucks requires a specific way of planning and operations”, said Richard Zink, DAF Trucks director of marketing and sales.

“DAF makes this conversion as easy as possible for its customers. We always advise about how an electric truck delivers the highest return on investment in the daily operation. And as from today we also offer our customers premium quality charging equipment so that they are assured of the most optimal integration between the truck and charging station.”

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George Barrow

George Barrow has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years, starting off his career in the car industry and ending up in commercial vehicles via a brief detour to cover technology, science and start-ups. Often found behind the wheel of a new product, his real interest lies in the business side of the automotive industry. George is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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