Asset Alliance Group, a leading rental and leasing company in the UK, ordered “at least” 75 DAF e-trucks within a total order of about 1,500 vehicles, most of them diesel-powered. Asset Alliance Group is expected to take deliveries from 2023 onwards.
More into details, the order comprises a mix of New Generation DAF XF and XG tractor units for long and heavy haulage, as well as DAF LF and DAF XD vehicles with both electric and diesel drivelines for distribution and vocational applications. Purchased with full DAF Repair & Maintenance packages, the trucks will be maintained through the DAF dealer network, which operates more than 130 locations across the UK and Ireland.
DAF e-trucks: a whole new range to come later this year
Derived from the award winning new XF and XD series, the new XD and XF Electric will enter production in spring 2023. Both vehicles feature PACCAR e-motors that – in combination with modular battery packages – offer zero emission ranges of up to 500 kilometers, according to the Dutch manufacturer. The DAF LF series offers zero emission ranges of some 270 kilometers, which make them ideal for inner-city and regional distribution.
“The order represents an enormous commitment for Asset Alliance Group and DAF, underlining the strong relationship we have enjoyed for many years and commitment to the environment and zero emissions”, said Asset Alliance Group CEO Willie Paterson.
Russell Patmore, Truck Sales Director at DAF UK, commented: “The size of the deal and DAF’s commitment to zero emission electric vehicles speaks volumes for our trusted partnership with Asset Alliance Group and builds on years of doing business together. As the market-leading commercial vehicle manufacturer in the UK, we are delighted to supply a range of electric and diesel models over three years to meet long haul and distribution applications. These trucks uniquely take advantage of the new weights and dimension legislation to secure class leading performance in both electric and diesel version.”