BETT - Battery Electric Truck Trial

The BETT Portal

Welcome! The BETT Portal is an online resource to help promote the use of electric trucks by providing, information, guidance, support tools and study dissemination from the DAF Battery Electric Truck Trial.

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The Battery Electric Truck Trial - BETT

In June 2021, DAF trucks were awarded funding from InnovateUK to commence deployment of 20 electric trucks in public sector fleets across the Northwest of England.

The trucks on trial are DAF Electric LFs, a 19-tonne battery electric truck. The truck has a range of up to 175 miles on each battery charge, and can be rapid charged at 150 kW for quick turn-around between shifts.

The Live Data Dashboard provides up to date summary information from the trial so you can see top level trial statistics, such as total miles travelled, energy consumption, and vehicle range.

Fleet Planning Tool

Our Fleet Planning Tool will allow you to calculate the expected range and charging times from an electric truck when considering your own duty cycles. For those of you willing to invest a bit more time, an advanced version of the Fleet Planning Tool also allows you to plan a fleet of electric trucks and estimate the number of different chargers required, depot power requirements and potential costs.

BETT Learnings

The 12-month truck trial commenced in April 2022. Cenex leads the study programme and will report study results in the Learnings section of this site.

Trial study areas include vehicle operation, economic and environmental performance, user acceptance, as well as life cycle emissions and much more!

Guidance

Guidance pages provide an introduction to different aspects of battery electric trucks, from policy trends to practical guidance on assessing and implementing battery electric trucks in your fleet.