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Iveco’s New Daily van goes electric

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Iveco has unveiled the New Daily Electric, at Ecomondo, a trade fair dedicated to the green economy, which ran from 3-6 November at Rimini Fiera, Italy.

The Iveco New Daily Electric is a 100 percent electric, zero-emissions vehicle which guarantees maximum sustainability, offers superior levels of reliability and is perfectly suited for urban missions, such as door-to-door distribution and passenger transport.

There are a number of new features on this model compared to the previous one. Energy consumption is reduced thanks to high-efficiency, low-weight electric auxiliaries, and battery life has been extended by up to 20 per cent. Furthermore, the New Daily Electric boasts an increased payload capacity of around 100kg. Battery performance is optimised for all weather and temperature conditions, and the batteries are 100 percent recyclable.

In addition, the vehicle’s Iveco-patented flexible charging modes allows operators to recharge the New Daily Electric in public or in private infrastructure, by connecting to a fast-charging station for an average charge time of just two hours.

The New Daily Electric offers best-in-class efficiency, with an extended range of up to 280km, measured in accordance with type-approved NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) obtained with a three-battery configuration. The vehicle allows the driver to choose between two driving modes: Eco and Power. In Eco mode, the engine torque is moderated to minimise energy consumption, without imposing any limits on the maximum speed of the vehicle. In Power mode, the driver can enjoy the full performance of the electric drive motor.

The Regenerative Braking system is another major new feature of the New Daily Electric, allowing the driver to decide which braking method to use while driving. Depending on the characteristics of the road and the traffic conditions, the most appropriate braking mode for that particular moment can be selected, minimising energy consumption while maintaining driveability.

The vehicle’s nearly-silent running characteristics contribute to a reduction in noise pollution. In addition, the New Daily Electric is equipped with a pedestrian acoustic alert system as standard, which is activated automatically when driving at speeds of 0-30km/h.

The vehicle’s power and robustness are guaranteed by its C-profile frame structure – one of the New Daily’s most celebrated design features. Formed in high-strength steel, the C-profile frame ensures maximum durability over time and flexibility of use.

Inside, the New Daily Electric is equipped with a 7-inch detachable tablet and an electronic dashboard for vehicle data management, while best-in-class navigation technology comes courtesy of TomTom Bridge for Iveco. This system for Iveco New Daily Electric is the unique result of TomTom and Iveco teaming up to offer professional drivers a tailor-made navigation solution. A semi-integrated dashboard dock delivers the comfort of a built-in system and the flexibility of a detachable device.

UK availability and pricing is yet to be confirmed.

Have a look at the Iveco Vision, concept vehicle that was shown at the CV Show in April.

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