New Generation DAF XB Electric

New Generation DAF XB Electric

The ideal zero-emission city distribution truck

Perfectly suited for sustainable inner-city and regional distribution

DAF expands its ‘zero emission’ product offering with the new DAF XB Electric. Turning to XB Electric is the right choice to further limit carbon emissions. The DAF XB Electric encompasses the best in class driver comfort, drivability, efficiency and safety features as the XB diesel version. The new DAF XB Electric is perfectly suited for sustainable inner-city and regional distribution. Next to 16 and 19 tonnes versions, a 12 tonnes version with 17.5” wheels and only one entry step is available. Wheelbases start from 4.2 meters.

Ranges up to 350 kilometres

The e-motor of the XB Electric provides 120 or 190 kW of nominal power depending of the specification and a nominal torque of 950 and 1.850 Nm respectively (2.600 and 3.500 Nm peak). For the lowest possible environmental impact and highest durability, DAF applies a cobalt and magnesium-free, lithium iron phosphate (LFP – Lithium Ferro Phosphate) high energy battery packs with a gross energy content of 141 up to 282 kWh. These allow XB Electric ranges of up to 350 ultra-quiet and ‘zero emission’ kilometres; more than enough for the needs of urban distribution transport operators.

Fast and slow charging

A special feature of the new DAF XB Electric is the ‘Combined Charging System’. This allows the truck to be charged through the regular electricity network and is ideal when the truck returns to the home base at the end of the day. Rapid charging the batteries (650V DC, 150 kW) from 20% to 80% will only take 40 to 70 minutes, depending on the specification.

We’ll help you kick-start your all-electric future

DAF can guide you through the transition to zero-emission transport. We can recommend and deliver the optimum truck configuration and charging strategy for your business. Plus, our extensive dealer network offers the facilities, expert advice and a dedicated driver training programme, ensuring you gain the maximum potential from your electric operation.

  • Extremely agile

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    Extremely agile

    The new XB Electric is a joy to drive. Thanks to the spacious yet compact cab design and the unique manoeuvrability and small turning circle, DAF’s new distribution is extremely agile, which is very important in dense city areas.

  • Unmatched Driver Comfort

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    Unmatched Driver Comfort

    The DAF XB cabs all have perfectly positioned entry steps, wide-opening doors and a low cab position for outstanding accessibility. The comfortable seats feature the same soft-woven upholstery as the DAF XD, XF, XG and XG+ trucks, with which the XB also shares the high level of fit and finish, the new steering wheel and the eye-catching 12-inch digital display on the dashboard.

  • Outstanding direct vision

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    Outstanding direct vision

    Outstanding direct vision is realized by the low cab positioning, the large windscreen and side windows and their low window belt lines. As an option, a Kerb View Window is available for an unobstructed view on other road users on the co-driver’s side. The slim design of the new mirrors allow for the perfect combination of direct and indirect view.

Unequalled safety The new DAF XB Electric is available with a suite of advanced driver assistance systems for class leading safety and driver comfort.

  • AEBS


    Advanced Emergency Braking System can provide up to full autonomous emergency braking to assist with collision avoidance of both stationary and moving vehicles from a speed of up to 80km/h.

  • Drive-off Assist

    Drive-off Assist

    Warns driver of vulnerable road users in front of vehicle before driving off when driving.

  • EDR


    Event Data Recorder

    Records images and data when the ABS brake warning is activated data can be downloaded when needed.

  • DAF Turn Assist

    DAF Turn Assist

    At higher speeds the system alerts the driver when motor cycles or cars are in the blind zone when changing lanes or merging. DAF Turn Assist applies visual and audible warnings, even in poor visibility conditions.

  • Drowsiness Detection

    Drowsiness Detection

    DAF drowsiness detection assesses the driver’s alertness and warns when a break is needed.

  • Speed Limit

    Speed Limit


    Informs Driver of actual speed limits

  • Lane Departure

    Lane Departure


    Warns the driver if the vehicle begins to move out of the lane as a result of driver error, drowsiness or distraction.

DAF Virtual Experience

DAF Virtual Experience

Experience the New Generation DAF XB, take a virtual test drive and discover many more activities in the DAF Virtual Experience!

Brochure New Generation DAF XB

Brochure New Generation DAF XB

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Specification sheets for the New Generation DAF trucks give a quick overview of our newest products in the DAF vehicle program.

Charging systems

Charging systems

DAF is on hand to help you select the right charging systems for your batteries. We work in close collaboration with leading suppliers and there's a wide choice of charging stations and capacities. We also develop customised training to help your drivers get the most out of your electric truck. This is just another example of how DAF does more than simply supply the best trucks.

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Latest battery technology

You don't see it. Nevertheless, DAF Electric vehicles are equipped with one of the biggest innovations in the electric truck technology in recent years: the LFP battery. LFP stands for Lithium, Ferro (iron) and Phosphate, referring to the three main components of this power source.

DAF Trucks is the first major OEM to use this type of power unit in its trucks, after lengthy tests and extensive research, of course. LFP batteries have three enormous advantages over the existing cobalt and magnesium containing batteries: they are completely 'Cobalt Free', 'Cell to Pack' and extremely safe.

Cobalt Free

Cobalt is frequently considered an essential raw material for batteries. However, not only is the stock of cobalt finite, its mining industry is not regarded as sustainable. A good reason for DAF to look for an alternative that eliminates both disadvantages. And the LFP meets that requirement, making the DAF Electric vehicles even more green trucks.

Cell to Pack

Furthermore, the battery is 'Cell to Pack'. This means that individual battery cells can be stacked and that no intermediate buffering modules are required. This increases the energy density per liter enormously.

Highest safety

A final important advantage over other regular battery chemistries is the thermal and chemical stability of a LFP power source. The lithium, iron and phosphate composition not only improves battery resistance for overheating, it also eliminates the so-called thermal runaway – a chain reaction within a battery pack. As a result, by mounting LFP batteries the possibility of a spontaneous ignition is reduced to zero, further enhancing the DAF Electric safety standards.

Partner in business

There is more to achieving zero-emission transport than purchasing an electric truck. To achieve a successful zero-emission transport solution, DAF has developed advanced route-analysis and simulation tools. Experienced DAF sales consultants use these tools to map a zero-emission transport task based on various DAF e-truck configurations and charging equipment specifications. They explore alternative technical solutions, provide clear insight into the implications of these solutions, and determine the optimal solution for a zero-emission transport assignment. Throughout all these steps we closely collaborate with our customers.

Electric truck service

An electric truck requires different servicing than traditional trucks. The DAF dealer has the most up-to-date knowledge along with specialists who are fully trained and certified to keep your trucks on the road.

Powerful diesel performance

Powerful diesel performance

Next to the innovative, fully battery electric powertrain, the new DAF XB is available with PACCAR PX-5 and PACCAR PX-7 diesel engines. These engines are ready for the application of HVO reducing CO2 emissions with up to 90% (‘well-to-wheel’).

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