A DAF CF Electric with a 26-tonne GCW became the first wholly electric truck to conquer Austria’s highest mountain pass
A DAF CF Electric with a 26-tonne GCW became the first wholly electric truck to conquer Austria’s highest mountain pass. The Grossglockner High Alpine Road spans 48-kilometer with 36 hairpin turns and 12% inclines. The achievement demonstrates that zero-emission driving is also completely viable in mountainous places.
The DAF CF Electric has been on the market since 2018 and is available in 4x2 and 6x2 rigid configurations. The totally electric vehicle, currently in its third generation, is already in use in countries such as the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, the United Kingdom, and Hungary for a variety of applications such as supermarket distribution, garbage collection, and container transport.
“Where else but on the most challenging, yet beautiful mountain road in Europe could you prove the quality and usability of the CF Electric?”, stated Tschann director Enrico Simma.
“As breath-taking as the view is along the way, the 48-kilometre route with 36 sharp hairpin bends and its steep slopes of 12% remains a challenge. It’s the ultimate test for any vehicle — and the CF Electric passed with flying colours! This is the proof that the CF Electric can be used on any route as long as there is a good charging infrastructure!”, added Simma.