DAF CF Hybrid
Outside of town the CF Hybrid is powered by the clean and efficient PACCAR MX-11 diesel engine, which offers a long range of operation. The energy generated by the exhaust brake and Down Hill Speed Control is used by the electric motor to back up the diesel engine. This is very beneficial both in terms of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions when the diesel engine is in use.
DAF starts field test with CF Hybrid
Marcel Pater (Peter Appel Transport): “Together with our client, Albert Heijn, we are always looking for ways to reduce our CO₂ footprint. In town we drive fully electric with the DAF CF Hybrid, and the truck’s diesel engine means it can travel to and from the different distribution centres without any problems.”
DAF hybrid technology
DAF has a long track record in hybrid technology. In 2010, we developed the LF Hybrid which had a fully electric range of 2 kilometres. Our experimental XF Hybrid was developed in 2012 and was capable of 1.5 kilometres of fully electric driving. TheDAF Convenient, named after a 2016 EU-funded project, was a hybrid test vehicle that achieved improved fuel efficiency and a fully electric driving range of 3 to 6 kilometres. In 2017, the EU EcoChamps project produced a hybrid with improved fuel efficiency and a fully electric driving range of 10 kilometres at reduced cost and weight.