The new DAF truck has shipped to Amazon fleet five electric truck to do the “medium mile” transport. It is the first truck of its kind that Amazon operates in Europe. In particular, the delivery has taken place in the department of the British internet giant.
Amazon has been working for several years to decarbonize its operations worldwide. Keep in mind that the North American brand has made a major acquisition from Rivian of its electric delivery van, known as the ADV. In Europe, it has also signed important agreements with top manufacturers, such as Stellantis, so that they can provide a range of zero-emissions vehicles that can be used to do “last mile” delivery work.
Now in England Amazon will have a fleet of five heavy-duty electric trucks to perform distribution logistics within the company itself. This vehicle will have an operational payload capacity of up to 37 tonnes. The model shipped is the DAC CF Electric, which has a 210 kW (286 CV) electric motor powered by a battery with a gross capacity of 350 kWh (315 kWh useful capacity).
According to Eelco van Veen, DAF Truck Fleet Sales Manager, with smart route planning and proper use of fast filling, eYou electric trucks are able to register autonomy of more than 500 kilometers in one working day. This is a fairly large number if we take into account the distances the operator travels on a daily basis and, above all, this model will be responsible for medium-haul routes, so its operational capacity will be more than adequate for the day. to this day from the company.
This way, AAmazon is positioned as one of the first companies in the world to put heavy-duty electric trucks on the road and on its daily routes. With this they hope to take an important step towards becoming a clean company in carbon emissions by 2040.
In the statements provided by the two companies, other details of the agreement have not been specified, such as the economic investment that Amazon has made to host this new mobility technology, or if DAF Trucks has delivered its fast-charging system to supply energy to its very large company. battery. According to the trucking company, CF Electric can fully charge your battery in just 75 minutesas long as it is connected to a charging station with a power of 250 kW.
Currently, Amazon is still waiting for new supplies of transport vehicles in Europe and the United States. In our region, companies will wait to sign new deliveries of 1,800 Mercedes Vans . vehicles, which is by far the largest electric vehicle order from Mercedes. Also, across the pond, Amazon expects to take delivery of its first major 10,000 units of Rivian electric vans this year.
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