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Electric trials for DAF in Germany

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

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

Richard Zink, Director Marketing & Sales and Member of the Board of Management at DAF Trucks said: “It is clear that the transport sector is on the cusp of a major transformation. Take the better route is Contargo’s aim and I am extremely proud that we can support this mission and drive the success of Contargo even further with two DAF CF Electric trucks.

“They 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. We are delighted we can broaden our experience with electric trucks in collaboration with renowned companies like Rhenus. The data 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.”

Jürgen Albersmann, Managing Director at Contargo added: “We are very proud to be one of the first to drive these pioneering DAFs. One of our targets is to be de-carbonised by 2050. These trucks represent one important step towards this ambitious target.”