DAF is expanding its production facilities with a new Electric Truck Assembly factory in Eindhoven, where the production of the New Generation DAF XD and XF Electric will commence this spring. These fully electric vehicles provide a range of over 500 ‘emission-free’ kilometres, which represents an important step by DAF in the pursuit of even cleaner road transport. The brand-new Electric Truck Assembly is situated at the DAF Trucks premises in Eindhoven. Construction of this factory for electric trucks was completed in eighteen months.The first DAF XD and XF Electric trucks will roll off the assembly line this spring. DAF expects production to rise to several thousand vehicles per annum over the next few years, in line with the increasing demand for fully electric trucks.The basis for each new generation electric DAF truck is a so-called glider, a chassis without a driveline but with a cab. The glider is manufactured on DAF’s main truck production line. The 4×2 and 6×2 tractors and rigids are then completed to XD and XF Electric trucks in an eight-step process on the Electric Truck Assembly production line.The new factory actually has two assembly lines. The battery packs are assembled on the sub-assembly line while all high-voltage components, including batteries and driveline, are mounted on the chassis on the main assembly line. Thorough checks are then carried out at the final stations to ensure that the truck is in perfect working order.As with every DAF vehicle, the XD and XF Electric are tailor-made to perfectly match the wishes of each individual customer. This is why the electric PACCAR drivelines are modular. In addition to the availability of two PACCAR EX engines (with six different performance ratings), the battery packs can also be mounted in different positions on the chassis, depending on the customer’s requirements. This guarantees maximum flexibility for bodybuilders.