Fiat releases details on Ducato Electric van
Shortly after Fiat Professional announced a battery-electric version of the Ducato van, technical details have now also been revealed. The body of the e-van will come in several variants.
In short, the electric version of the Fiat Ducato will be available in two battery sizes with 220 and 360 km range from the end of 2019 and ready for market launch in 2020.
Fiat wants to offer all body versions of the electric Ducato (also available with combustion engines) from the passenger van to the panel van to the flatbed (or pickup), and all with different wheelbases. These different sized wheelbases allow the panel van to carry between ten and 17 cubic metres of cargo, with a maximum payload of 1.9 tonnes.
The electric motor has an output of 90 kW and a torque of 280 Nm. Two battery variants with 47 and 79 kWh capacity are planned. These should enable said NEDC ranges of 220 and 360 kilometres respectively. Fiat has opted for the larger version, according to its information, to be able to offer an electric transporter to food delivery services that require active cooling for their vehicles. For fast-charging via CCS Fiat says that 30 minutes of charging will allow 100 kilometres of driving.
The Ducato was once developed together with PSA, but Peugeot and Citroën use BD Auto’s conversion technology.
When revealing the electric version of the Ducato van just a couple of weeks ago, the Italian company said that their electric transporter is being tested with selected customers before going on sale by the end of this year. Fiat added that Ducato Electric deliveries would follow in 2020. Fiat has still not given any prices.
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