Electric DAF begins real world refuse collection trial

19 March 2020

The first DAF CF Electric 6×2 refuse collection truck has entered operations in a real world field test with Dutch public waste disposal firm ROVA.

The vehicle features a zero-emission VDL electric powertrain alongside a fully electric VDL refuse collection superstructure.

During a trial period it will be operated by ROVA in the Dutch city of Zwolle.

DAF CF Electric 4×2 tractor vehicles have been in operation for inner city distribution at leading Dutch and German transport companies and supermarket chains since 2018.

Only now though is the model entering the field test stage for refuse collection applications.

The 3-axle vehicles provide high payload (GVW up to 28-tonnes) and – thanks to a steered trailing axle – excellent manoeuvrability; a huge advantage for waste collection vehicles operating in dense urban areas.