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Rhenus Subsidiary Contargo Takes On First Two DAF CF Electric Trucks In Germany


Contargo is the first company in Germany to put DAF CF Electric trucks into operation. (Photo courtesy of DAF.)


Contargo, a trimodal container and logistics specialist based in Duisburg, Germany, is the first company in the country to add DAF CF Electric trucks to its fleet. The two fully electric models are part of an ongoing seven-vehicle field test. Contargo is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rhenus Group, which offers contract, freight, and port logistics services and transports 2 million containers each year. The two CF Electric models will go into operation in the German Lower Rhine region and will help Contargo achieve its goal “to be de-carbonized by 2050,” according to its managing director, Jürgen Albersmann.


Taking “The Better Route”

“‘Take the better route’ is Contargo’s aim, and I am extremely proud that we can support this mission and drive the success of Contargo even further with two DAF CF Electric trucks.” said Richard Zink, director of marketing and sales and member of the board of management at DAF Trucks. “They are ‘the better route’ as the electric truck is set to become the norm in more and more urban areas in future, all around Europe. We are delighted we can broaden our experience with electric trucks in collaboration with renowned companies like Rhenus.”


About The DAF CF Electric

The DAF CF Electric Innovation Truck is a 4x2 tractor unit with a supported gross combination weight (GCW) of up to 37 tonnes. It features VDL’s E-Power Technology and has an electric motor that produces up to 326 horsepower and is powered by a 170 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack. The battery has a quick charge time of 30 minutes, but a full charge takes 1.5 hours and gives the vehicle a range of around 100 kilometres.


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Posted On 9 May 2019
Category: Truck and Trailer News
Tags : daf electric trucks
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