– We’re part of the Clean Truck project where the goal is to drive as environmentally friendly as possible. Since it has been said that fossil fuels will be gone by 2030, you’ve got to be ahead of the game even now, says Owe.
How do the hybrids work?
– Overall they work well in urban settings between closely spaced traffic lights. Then the trucks use only electric power. DAF generally have good fuel economy and the cleanest engines in the industry.
A while ago he also bought a DAF CF75, a bogie truck where the last axle is steerable. The truck is used to transport concrete.
– DAF also get good feedback from the drivers, Owe says.
One of them is Mats Lundvall.
– Compared with the brand I drove before, DAF have much better seats. I have a much more ergonomic position in this truck. It is otherwise well equipped and has everything I need.
Although I’d perhaps prefer a slightly harder suspension when carrying heavy goods, he says.