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Three new DAF Trucks at Solutrans Exhibition in Lyon

DAF will have three trucks including the DAF CF Electric on display at the 450 m2 large DAF stand at the Solutrans exhibition in Lyon, France, from tomorrow to Saturday.

The other two will be the new 8×4 DAF CF FAW chassis for a wide variety of applications and a 4×2 XF Super Space Cab for heavy haulage. They will be next to the aforementioned full electric DAF CF Electric tractor which is part of extensive customer field tests in Germany and Netherlands.

The new FAW rigid chassis – available as both CF and XF – features a tridem with a double-driven tandem for excellent traction and a steered trailing axle for an industry-leading maneuverability. The new 8×4 FAW chassis has a technical GVW of up to 44 tonnes and is perfectly suited for transporting large or heavy loads to for instance construction sites where there is relatively little space. The new chassis is the ideal basis for a tipper or concrete mixer superstructure or for bodies with a hook lift system.

DAF CF Electric
The DAF CF Electric, which takes part in extensive customer field tests, is a full electric 4×2 tractor unit, developed for distribution applications (GCW’s up to 37 tonnes) in urban areas, where single-axle or dual-axle trailers are the standard.

The core of the intelligent VDL E-Power Technology powertrain is a 210-kW electric motor, powered by a lithium-ion battery pack with a current total capacity of 170 kWh. The CF Electric has a range of up to 100 kilometres making it suitable for zero emissions high-volume transport in urban areas. The batteries have a 30-minute quick-charge feature and a full charge takes just one and a half hours.

DAF also says that it will showcases its leadership in sustainable transport solutions tailor-made DAF MultiSupport repair and maintenance contracts, including dedicated products for the construction industry for instance, like ‘Uptime packages’ with guaranteed uptime.

The new 8×4 DAF CF FAW will be on display at the Solutrans exhibition in Lyon, France and marks DAF’s ambition to further grow in the construction segment