Einride and DAF have signed a letter of intent to supply a significant order of battery electric trucks.
Deliveries are already underway for the Swedish transport company, who first signalled its intention to purchase 50 fully electric new generation trucks from DAF in May.
The order will comprise DAF XD electric trucks powered by between three and five battery packs for ranges of up to 500kms, in a wide range of specifications,
Einride confirmed they will deploy the new vehicles across a wide spectrum of customers.
All vehicles will be delivered with DAF repair and maintenance packages.
Maintenance will be carried out throughout the DAF dealer network, with more than 1,100 locations across Europe.
Einride operates in the US, the UK, Sweden, Norway, Germany and the Benelux region.
“Einride is committed to selecting leading truck manufacturers with the best technical performance in the industry,” said Robert Ziegler, Einride Europe General Manager.
“In DAF, we have found an excellent partner as we continue to expand our global fleet of electric vehicles,” he said.
“By leveraging DAF’s technological edge, combined with our own freight mobility solutions, we look forward to setting a new benchmark in efficient and sustainable transportation while meeting the evolving needs of our clients.”
Richard Zink, DAF Marketing and Sales Director described Einride as a a leader in the supply of innovative mobility packages, purely based on fully electric vehicles.
“As the partner of choice, we offer a total solution aimed at getting the best out of the vehicle,” he said.