DAF delivers two CF Electric trucks to Rhenus Logistics of Germany

DAF Trucks has delivered two fully electric 4×2 tractor units to Germany’s Contargo – a subsidiary of global logistics provider, Rhenus Group.

The full electric trucks feature E-Power Technology from VDL and will be used for container transport around hinterland terminals in the German Lower Rhine area. The DAF CF Electric deliveries are the first for operations in Germany, and the sixth and seventh to take part in an extensive field test.

L-R – Richard Zink (Director Marketing & Sales, DAF Trucks NV), Michael Viefers, (Member of the Board of Rhenus), Martina Klassen (driver, DAF CF Electric trucks) and Hendrik Wüst (Traffic & Transport Minister of the German State Nordrhein-Westfalen).

Richard Zink, Director Marketing & Sales and Member of the Board of Management at DAF Trucks, handed over the key of the CF Electric to Michael Viefers, Member of the Board of the Rhenus Group.

Zink said: “They [DAF CF Electric trucks] are ‘the better route’ as the electric truck is set to become the norm in more and more urban areas in future, all around Europe.”

The DAF CF Electric trucks will have its home base in Duisburg and will be used for local container deliveries within the conventional truck fleet of Contargo. The management of the truck will be executed by Rhenus Trucking, acting as service provider for Contargo.

DAF CF Electric — Technical specifications
Truck weight: 9,700kg
Electric motor: 210kW
Torque: 2,000Nm
Battery capacity: 170kWh
Range of fully charged vehicle: up to 100km
Battery quick-charge: 30 minutes
Full charge: 90 minutes