DAF Vehicles has unveiled all-electric variations for its new technology DAF XD and XF truck levels. To be had to reserve now, the XD Electrical and XF Electrical are scheduled to be assembled on a brand new manufacturing line in Eindhoven from 2023.
Each fashions function modular powertrains with Paccar e-motors generating between 170 to 350 kW and a spread of battery packs for levels from 200 to over 500 kilometres, which may also be charged at as much as 325 kW. This was once introduced by way of the producer at the instance of the premiere of the cars on the IAA Transportation in Hanover.
In step with DAF, the brand new technology of the XD collection (each electrical and combustion) is to set “new requirements within the distribution phase”. This comprises, as an example, a brand new cab with better windscreens and aspect home windows and a decrease beltline for higher all-round visibility. Different options corresponding to a curb view window, a folding passenger seat and assistants such because the DAF Virtual Imaginative and prescient Device and DAF Nook View also are designed to give a boost to the driving force’s view. The cab is to be had in Day Cab, Sleeper and Sleeper Prime Cab variations.
For long-distance shipping, a Day Cab and a Sleeper Cab additionally supplement the up to now to be had Sleeper Prime Cab – and the brand new electrical force.
DAF does now not point out the main points of the person mixtures of powertrain, battery packs and chassis within the announcement, however equipped some excerpts from the technical information sheets. Two battery packs with a blended 210 kWh are a minimum of on board. The model with 3 battery packs will have to be capable to rate from 0 to 80 consistent with cent in simply over 45 mins at a corresponding DC charging station. Despite the fact that DAF assumes that charging will basically be completed with direct present because of the battery sizes, there can also be an non-compulsory 22 kW AC charger. That is to provide operators the versatility to rate the automobile in places with out DC apparatus.
Within the model with 5 battery packs (525 kWh), the 500-kilometre vary discussed at the start is meant to be imaginable, however simplest “relying on cases and alertness”, as DAF relatively qualifies within the announcement. The Dutch don’t specify which stipulations and packages those are.
What is apparent is that the Paccar EX-D1 force can be presented with 170, 220 or 270 kW. The Paccar EX-D2 is to be had with 270, 310 or 350 kW. With the previous, the utmost torque is 1,200 Nm, with the D2 it’s as much as 19.75 Nm. Each engines are blended with a three-speed transmission from ZF. DAF thus gives all kinds of electrical force methods in order that consumers can in finding their appropriate e-truck.
The XD Electrical and XF Electrical can be assembled on a brand new manufacturing line in Eindhoven from 2023. DAF isn’t but giving costs for the cars, however states that the fashions can be within the top class phase: “With the all-new modular EV-powertrains, DAF as soon as once more takes the lead in zero-emission shipping, providing top class totally electrical truck answers to its consumers.”
The XF and XD Electrical fashions unveiled at IAA Transportation are DAF’s 3rd and fourth electrical fashions. Thus far, the Dutch corporate has presented the CF Electrical as a three-axle truck with as much as 28 tonnes, whilst the LF Electrical is a 19-tonne truck with two axles and a payload of eleven,700 kilograms. The LF Electrical has been delivered since September 2021.
With reporting by way of Sebastian Schaal, Germany.