Fiat’s all-electric E-Ducato commercial van boasts lots of impressive features & specs
Italian automobile manufacturer Fiat new commercial EV, dubbed the E-Ducato, which is available in all body variants with the same payload capacity as the conventional diesel-powered Ducato. The electric version of the famous Ducato delivery van, which has been launched with an aim to decrease the Italian automaker’s carbon footprint, comes in different body variants ranging from 10 cubic metre to 17 cubic metre, with payload capacity of up to 1,950 kg, which is the best available on the market.
The new EV is powered by an electric motor that delivers a maximum output of 90kw along with a torque of 280Nm. Different battery options are available to choose from; and the biggest option offers a range of more than 192 miles (WLTP City) on a single charge. It has a top speed of 62 miles per hour (mph) and takes less than six seconds to sprint from 0-30mph. Its battery pack takes just 2 hours & 25 minutes to get fully recharged. With the 50kW DC Rapid charger, the battery pack can be charged up to 80 per cent in merely 30 minutes. The 47kWh battery comes with AC or DC charging capability.
With an aim to provide a better experience to drivers, the automaker has equipped the vehicle with a suite of features that help in better fleet management. The manufacturer is also offering a specific virtual training program to help the drivers make the most of the E-Ducato.
Launched recently, the Fiat E-Ducato has thus a lot of specifications and features to boast about. Despite having the versatility of being a large LCV, the E-Ducato ensures the benefits of zero tailpipe emissions.
Head of Fiat Professional (UK), Richard Chamberlain, said in a statement that the Ducato delivery van is all set to 40 years old next year, but its success is not showing any signs of slowing down.
Commenting on the new powertrain options, he added, “Everyone at Fiat Professional is so proud of Ducato and what it continues to achieve, particularly at this challenging time when it’s playing such an active role with our emergency services, local authorities and logistics companies operating on the frontline.”
Launched with a starting price tag of £47,675 excluding VAT (after Government Plug-in Van Grant), the E-Ducato can be ordered now. However, it will take some time for the new EV to arrive at the doorsteps of the buyers as its first deliveries are scheduled to take place later this year.