The first example of an all-electric 19-tonne delivery truck for urban areas, unveiled in early 2021, is being shipped to the Dutch logistics company Nabuurs for use in Groningen. The company specializes in supplying stores, supermarkets and the hospitality industry. DAF LF Electric will deliver the beer to AB InBev's catering facilities in Groningen.
The LF Electric is a 19 ton vehicle with two axles and a payload of 11,700 kg. The electric delivery truck is available with two wheelbases (5.3 or 5.85 meters). The electric motor has a rated power of 260 kW and a peak power of up to 370 kW. DAF specifies a nominal torque of 1200 Nm, but the engine should develop up to 3700 Nm for a short time.
The Dutch company uses LFP cells for the battery. The battery of the 19-ton vehicle has an energy capacity of 282 kWh and should provide a range of up to 280 kilometers. According to DAF, this "is more than sufficient for the needs of urban distributors". DAF provides a six-year warranty on LFP elements.
It is possible to charge an electric truck with alternating current with a power of up to 22 kW. Charging from 20 to 80% will take 6.5 hours, a full charge will be 12 hours. Also, the battery can be charged from 20 to 80 percent in 60 minutes on a fast charger (650 volts DC, 150 kW), and from 0 to 100 percent in two hours. It is this combined charging system that is one of the reasons why Nabuurs chose LF Electric.