Waste management collective Cure Afvalbeheer has ordered 14 DAF CF Electric garbage trucks. The first seven have been deployed to collect household waste in the Dutch municipalities of Eindhoven, Valkenswaard, and Geldrop-Mierlo. These new trucks are not only more pleasant for the environment, but they also make life easier for garbage collectors with their fully automatic loaders.
Cure Afvalbeheer collects waste from almost 150,000 households in Eindhoven, Geldrop-Mierlo, and Valkenswaard in the south of the Netherlands, close to the Belgian border. To make this mission more pleasant for the people of this region and the environment, Cure Afvalbeheer has decided to use the DAF CF Electric for its new garbage trucks.
Good use case for low-range e-trucks
With a nominal battery capacity of 315 kWh, the (previous-gen) DAF CF Electric has an operating range of about 200 km, sufficient for stop-start driving during garbage collection routes. With the additional advantage of less noise and air pollution, of course. “We can charge multiple vehicles quickly at the same time on our new ‘Charging Square,'” adds Frans van Strijp, president of Cure Afvalbeheer.
But these new garbage trucks also make life a little easier for the collectors, as they are equipped with fully automatic side or rear loaders to empty the bins into the trucks. Some are also equipped with a flushing system for underground garbage containers.
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