DAF Trucks will be equipping its UK DAF Dealer network to support operators in their uptake of electric vehicles. The Dutch manufacturer will then set DAF certified Electric Truck Centres with specialist electric truck infrastructure, trained technicians and fully equipped workshop facilities to diagnose, service and repair DAF electric trucks.

All DAF Truck Sales Centres will become certified DAF Electric Truck Centres in the UK

This means that all DAF Truck Sales Centres will become certified DAF Electric Truck Centres. Moreover, at least one locally based DAF electric truck demonstrator will also be available for customer evaluation, supported by access to a national demonstrator fleet which includes choice of configurations and body types to suit a broad range of applications.

Indeed, DAF Trucks’ participation in the recent Battery Electric Truck Trial (BETT) has been instrumental in the market-leader’s meticulous development of its own electric truck strategy. More into details, each DAF Electric Truck Centre will provide fast charging capability with a minimum of a 180 kW DC charger, while other DAF Service Centres will be equipped with a minimum 24 kW charger in their workshops.

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Chargers and people’s training

The result is a full UK-wide network of chargers, ensuring customer vehicles can be charged while in for service or maintenance, crucial in maximising uptime by ensuring sufficient charge for the next work-shift. DAF Trucks has adopted a tiered approach to technical support, with all DAFaid Technicians trained to IMI Level 1 for electric trucks, in order to provide roadside support. Workshop-based DAF electric vehicle technicians are trained to IMI Level 3 and are also receiving DAF-specific electric truck product training.

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