UK begins trial with battery electric truck
In what is one of the largest and most significant deployments of zero emission trucks in UK to date, 20 DAF LF electric vehicles are entering service with a range of public bodies including the National Health Service (and local authorities, as part of the Battery Electric Truck Trial (BETT) funded by the department for transport (DfT).
The trucks are now entering day-to-day operations while at the same time gathering real-time data; the results will be used in an interactive website to inform future fleet operators’ buying decisions and help stimulate the sale of battery electric trucks. The British government plans to end the sale of non-zero emission heavy goods vehicles from 2035. (ben)