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   Truck innovation
DAF also received the ‘Truck Innovation Award 2022’ for its XF H2 Innovation Truck. It has hydrogen internal combustion engine technology which DAF has under development.
“This specific award underlines our philosophy that we need to explore the full suite of technologies on the road
of decarbonisation of transport and mobility in the next decade,” said Ron Borsboom, DAF executive director, product development. “Hydrogen technology may become a very interesting option for the future, next to battery electric solutions which we already offer today and hybrid trucks, which we have under development.
“Being honoured with the ‘Truck Innovation Award 2022’ also demonstrates that there is still a promising future for the
internal combustion engine for
which new generations of carbon neutral fuels are on the horizon. It is important to understand that bringing an end to the use of fossil fuels should by no means automatically result in
a ban on internal combustion engines,
especially in the heavy-duty long-haul transport segment.
The International Truck of the Year jury consists of 24 commercial vehicle editors and senior journalists, representing the most important international truck and transport media titles.

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