• 29 May 2024
  • Haddenham
  • DAF Trucks Ltd.
  • DAF Trucks chooses RTX to showcase new zero-emissions XB Electric 19-tonner
  • DAF uses eco-friendly LFP batteries; ranges of up to 350km
  • New DAF XB range succeeds popular LF range; Britain’s favourite truck
  • Conventional diesel-powered models available with game changing PowerLine gearbox

New DAF XB Electric debuts at RTX

Making its UK show debut at RTX is DAF’s new XB Electric 19-tonne GVW rigid. This latest zero-emissions addition to the DAF Electric range is shown at RTX as a 19-tonne GVW rigid, with availability also at 12.0- and 16.0-tonnes GVW.

DAF XB Electric
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The 19.0-tonner is propelled by a 190kW e-motor via a 210kWh battery, while a larger 282kWh battery is also on offer. At 12.0- and 16-tonnes, the XB Electric features a 120kW e-motor. Depending on spec and application, ranges of up to 350km may be achieved. To minimise its environmental impact, DAF uses cobalt- and magnesium-free, lithium iron (ferrous) phosphate high energy density ‘LFP’ battery packs.

The new DAF XB range, also available with a range of efficient, conventional diesel-powered engines, supersedes the hugely popular LF range; designed and built in Britain at Leyland Trucks and the UK’s best-selling truck of all time. Since its introduction in 2000, almost 239,000 LF vehicles have rolled off the production line and into service with operators.
The New DAF XB features a host of new features. Exterior updates include a new grille and slimline mirrors which contribute to improved direct vision, while on the inside the XB features the same eye-catching 12-inch digital display, the new steering wheel and the same soft-woven upholstery as other New Generation models.

For speed and ease of body installation, the XB chassis features a new hole grid pattern.

To minimise its environmental impact, DAF uses cobalt- and magnesium-free, lithium iron (ferrous) phosphate high energy density ‘LFP’ battery packs.

Conventionally powered XB models feature the latest generation of PACCAR PX-5 (4.5 litre, with ratings of 170, 190 and 210 hp) and PX-7 (6.7-litre, with ratings of 230, 260, 290 and 310 hp) engines and available with the game changing PowerLine eight-speed automatic gearbox delivering optimal gear spread and steps. Powershifting without any torque interruption enables smooth shifts and quick throttle response, resulting in outstanding comfort and driveability. In addition, the transmission provides excellent low speed manoeuvrability thanks to the urge-to-move feature upon releasing the brake pedal.
Six- and nine-speed manual transmissions are also available for the DAF XB series, while fully automatic Allison gearboxes can be ordered for special applications.
The XB is available as a FA 4x2 rigid at 7.5-tonnes, 10-12-tonnes, 14-16-tonnes and 18-tonnes GVW. There is also an XBC at 18-tonnes GVW specifically designed for on/off road applications such as skip-loader, tipper and mixer, plus a dedicated XB 16-tonne GVW sweeper chassis.
A lightweight and nimble 4x2 urban tractor completes the XB line-up.


For further details please contact:

Phil Moon,
DAF Trucks Ltd.
T:  07802 612172

Phil Moon