BEV Goes eHighway - Abnahme batterieelektrische DAF Lkw

Our battery-electric trucks have been produced

Great news just before the end of the year: Our two battery-electric DAF XDs have been produced and were handed over to our colleagues Roland Uerlich and Gordon Witham at the new “Electric Truck Assembly” of DAF Trucks in Eindhoven. The vehicles will remain with the manufacturer for some subsequent modifications, who will prepare them for road approval together with a body builder. The vehicles will then be delivered to Aachen in the new year, where we are eagerly awaiting to start the further integration of the pantograph system and various measurement equipment for the subsequent field tests.

Preparations are of course continuing in the background. Based on the results of the previous LiVe and LiVePLuS projects, the components of the pantograph system are being further optimised and adapted to the new vehicle type. In addition, initial test drives are being carried out with the diesel truck which has already been delivered in order to prepare the measurement equipment and methods for data evaluation in the best possible way for use in the battery-electric vehicles with and without overhead line connection.