Van, Truck, Trailer, Bus and Coach Aftermarket News in Ireland

Electric DAF ‘futureproofs’ food wholesaler

Food wholesaler and distributor Reynolds Catering Supplies has begun operating a new zero emission DAF LF Electric on its daily 100-mile multi-drop deliveries around Leeds, England.

The company expects the elimination of tailpipe emissions on its delivery cycle of six hours per day and six days a week will provide an annual carbon saving of up to 70 tonnes.

The vehicle, supplied through fleet hire specialist NRG Riverside, enters service with Reynolds following an extensive driver training programme.

It is fitted with a Gray & Adams refrigerated body and a Slimline 15 emissions-free temperature control unit from refrigeration specialist Hulsteins.

The 19-tonne GVW LF Electric is powered by an electric motor developing 250kW nominal power and nominal torque of 1,200Nm.

DAF’s latest cobalt- and magnesium-free LFP batteries provide a gross energy content of 282kWh to give the vehicle a single charge range of up to 280km, subject to route and weather conditions.