DAF Trucks’ EV Relay reaches Ireland

The DAF Trucks EV Relay is arriving in Ireland, with a DAF LF electric scheduled to visit DAF Trucks Ireland’s Dublin headquarters next week from Tuesday to Wednesday.

The DAF Trucks EV Relay started in the UK in November 2023 and has seen two DAF LF Electric 4×2 rigids tour the DAF Dealer Network to train and familiarise staff at all 34 of the market leader’s truck sales centres in the UK and Ireland. Over two-days DAF Trucks Ireland employees will have the opportunity to get up close and hands-on with the vehicle, further strengthening their knowledge of the DAF Electric range.

The truck features special livery to highlight range performance, environmental benefits and potential cost savings as evidenced from the 18-month Battery Electric Truck Trial (BETT) which concluded at the end of September.

The EV Relay is the start of a move for all 34 DAF Truck Sales Dealers in UK and Ireland to become DAF Electric Truck Centres. As part of this commitment, dealership requirements will include DAF EV and PACCAR Charger specialists in truck sales, parts and aftersales support; as well as specialist tooling, training and fully equipped facilities to enable diagnosis, service and repair of electric trucks, together with on-site charging facilities.

Every DAF Electric Truck Centre will have at least one Electric Demonstrator for customer evaluation, and fully-trained DAF Dealer Electric Truck Sales Specialists will be able to guide operators through their transition to zero emissions transport, considering routes, vehicles and charging infrastructure.

John McCann, National Sales Manager at DAF Trucks Ireland, commented: “We’re delighted to be welcoming the DAF LF Electric to Dublin as part of the DAF Trucks EV Relay. This is a great opportunity for our staff to enhance their understanding of the DAF Electric product as we begin our journey towards becoming a DAF Electric Truck Centre, positioning ourselves to be the partner of choice as our customer base look to de-carbonise their fleets”.