DAF’s New Generation DAF XB series goes on display for the first time in the UK at the London EV Show at ExCel London from the 28th to 30th November.

DAF Trucks recently announced it’s new XB range of city distribution and vocational vehicles from 7.5-tonnes to 18-tonnes GVW with diesel powertrains, alongside zero emissions XB Electric models at 12-, 16- and 19-tonnes GVW.

The 12-tonne XB Electric model on display at the London EV Show, with its single-step entry, is suited for zero-emission city distribution, featuring a 120 kW e-motor and is equipped with 210 kWh batteries offering a range of up to 200 km, the XB Electric is available in 16- and 19-tonne configurations.

The New Generation DAF XB Electric’s e-motor provides 120 or 190 kW of nominal power, dependant on GVW, and a nominal torque of 950 and 1850 Nm (respectively 2600 and 3500 Nm peak). The cobalt and magnesium-free lithium ferro phosphate (LFP) density battery packs deliver 141 to 282 kWh, enabling ranges of up to 350 km.

Equipped with a Combined Charging System (CCS) allows the truck to be charged when it returns to base at the end of the day. Rapid charging the batteries (650V DC, 150 kW) from 20% to 80% takes 40 to 70 minutes, depending on the battery specification.