Will an electric version of a popular van conquer the market?
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Fiat has announced that in the coming months, an electric version of the company’s popular delivery van, E-Ducato, will hit the showrooms. Variants with GVW of 3,500 kg and 4,250 kg and several body versions will be available.
“E-Ducato is being prepared for market launch in the coming months and order picking in major European markets will start soon,” informed Fiat less than a year after the presentation of the prototype of a fully electric BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle).
Italians will offer E-Ducato in 3 body lengths and 3 roof heights, as well as a chassis cab ready to upfit in 4 different lengths. The emission-free vans will be available in versions with GVW of 3,500 kg and 4,250 kg. The manufacturer promises a payload of up to 1,950 kg and 10 to 17 m3 of load compartment space.
E-Ducato is driven by a 90 kW/123 hp electric motor with a maximum torque of 280 Nm. The maximum speed of the vehicle is limited to 100 km/h.
According to the data (based on the NEDC combustion and emission test), the vehicle in the L2H1 version will be able to drive with a combination of three 47 kW/h batteries up to 220 kilometres, while with the 5-module equivalent of 79 kW/h batteries this range is expected to reach 360 kilometres.
Fiat states that the battery is warranted for up to 10 years or 240,000 kilometres (whichever comes first).
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