DAF Trucks is ramping up its assault on the electric truck market with the launch of a new range of electric vehicle chargers to power its LF Electric and CF Electric trucks.

The power levels of the new fixed charging stations range from 20kW to 350kW. Mobile chargers with power from 24kW to 40kW are also available.

The range of charging stations support both single electric trucks and fleets. The 20kW to 50kW PACCAR chargers are designed for individual trucks that can be charged overnight, while the fast-charging 120kW and 180kW PACCAR chargers are better suited to fleets with multiple routes or working in multiple shifts. DAF says the 180kW unit provides enough power to charge most trucks in less than three hours.

The range’s most powerful charger is a 350kW ultra-fast unit able to apply full-rated power in less than two hours or fast-charge two vehicles simultaneously.

In addition, the range of mobile chargers is said to be ideal for roadside assistance or for use in workshops.

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DAF is also offering site assessments, energy modeling, and engineering at customers' premises, carried out by its partners who will also maintain the charging equipment.

Richard Zink, DAF Trucks director of marketing and sales, said: “The application of fully electric trucks requires a specific way of planning and operations. DAF makes this conversion as easy as possible for its customers.

"We always advise about how an electric truck delivers the highest return on investment in the daily operation. And as from today we also offer our customers premium quality charging equipment so that they are assured of the most optimal integration between the truck and charging station.”

Customers can purchase the PACCAR chargers from DAF dealers and TRP store locations, whilst its DAF's range of electric vehicle charging stations backed by a two-year warranty.