Fiat Professional extends its offer with E-Ducato, the electric version of its best seller.
Since its presentation as a prototype, measurements and tests have continued on the new E-Ducato, to take up the market challenges, and to set it as a benchmark. Despite all the difficulties related to the public health emergency of the last few months, the development of the new model has continued with the assistance of simulation tools. The Fiat Professional sales force have attended in-depth Virtual Classroom sessions to familiarize themselves with the new van, which is now ready for launch onto the market in pilot projects with selected clients.
The E-Ducato is the result of an extended series of measurements and tests, considering all the variables of usage by different types of clients, as well as dynamic, load and environmental aspects. Its development included over one year of on-road measurements to analyze more than 28,000 connected vehicles. The measurements from a client's perspective were taken by a dedicated team of professionals on vehicles with combustion engines running more than 50 million kilometers. By adopting this approach, Fiat Professional aims to offer comprehensive electric mobility solutions. In addition to a full line-up of versions, the E-Ducato also offers modular options for battery size, with ranges in a typical urban real delivery cycle from 200 to over 330 km at standard environment conditions, depending on the battery pack, and a variety of charging configurations. It also comes with high-potential performance: speed limited to 100 km/h for improved energy absorption, maximum output of 90 kW and maximum torque of 280 Nm. The new electric engine does not penalize the Ducato's strengths either: best-in-class load volume from 10 to 17 m3, with a similarly best-in-class payload of up to 1,950 kg.
The new E-Ducato is also 100% connected, with an exclusive suite of features that cover the professional and electrification requirements of every kind of business, from individual users to those who use a fleet management system.
The E-Ducato will soon be subjected to specific field testing by partner clients under normal working conditions of usage. On that basis, the iconic van is being prepared for its launch on the market, due to take place in the next few months, with the opening of orders in the main European markets as the first stage.
To mark the beginning of this new electric era, the logo created by the FCA Style Center is making its debut as a symbolic embrace between the future and the present of the iconic van.