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Fully electric DAF refrigerated truck enters service

The first pure EV truck with a fully electric refrigerated trailer has gone into service in the Netherlands.

DAF Trucks has delivered a CF Electric truck to Tinie Manders Transport to trial the viability of the technology. Tinie Manders Transport volunteered to participate in the testing phase of this development project, where they will combine the fully electric truck with a fully electric refrigerated trailer. This combination made them eligible for the region’s subsidy for sustainable transport.

Jos Habets, DAF Operations Director, said: “It is clear that the transport sector is on the cusp of a major transformation.

“The electric truck is set to become the norm in more and more urban areas in future.

“I am extremely proud that we are now in a position to broaden our experience with electric trucks in collaboration with Tinie Manders Transport.

“The data that we collect about both the technology and the operational deployment will feed into the specifications for the final production models, thus ensuring that they fit seamlessly with the requirements of the market.”

Eveline Manders, of Tinie Manders Transport, said: “We are very proud to be one of the first to drive this pioneering DAF.

“We have been involved in its development from the outset and we are, of course, curious to see the results in practice.”