Reynolds Catering takes electric Daf

Sherburn-in-Elmet, UK: Food wholesaler Reynolds Catering Supplies has a new, 19-tonne, Daf LF Electric operating from its Sherburn-in-Elmet depot on multi-drop deliveries around Leeds.

NRG Riverside supplied the vehicle which has a Gray & Adams refrigerated body and a Slimline 15 fridge from Hulsteins. 

Based on a delivery cycle of over 100 miles (six hours per day/six days per week) Reynolds calculates the new Daf will deliver an annual CO2 emissions saving of up to 70-tonnes. The Hulsteins fridge plugs directly into the vehicle’s PTO, and provides a 10-tonne CO2 reduction annually.

Reynolds has a further 29 conventional Euro-6 powered Daf trucks on order, including 13 Daf LF 16-tonners and four Daf XD 26-tonners in 2023, plus 12 Daf LF 16-tonners expected next year.

Reynolds 19-tonne, Daf LF Electric has a Gray & Adams refrigerated body and a Slimline fridge from Hulsteins

Steve White, head of fleet, Reynolds, said, “At 19-tonnes GVW the LF Electric appears to be the ideal fit for our multi-drop inter-urban operation out of Leeds. It’s intensive too; 15 drops covering over 100 miles every day, six days a week.

The 19-tonne GVW LF Electric is powered by an electric motor developing 250kW nominal power and nominal torque of 1,200Nm.