Picture of the Week – 100% Ducato – 100% Electric from Fiat Professional

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At an event held at the Mirafiori Village in Turin, heralding the arrival  of the new Fiat Ducato MY2020, the evolution of the van range that has been around for 38 years, has been extended further in welcoming the Ducato Electric – an all-electric BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) version – which will go on sale during 2020.

Ducato Electric, the first full-electric Fiat Professional model was designed and developed according to the FCA Group’s most advanced quality standards. It has been created on the basis of a specific, detailed study of customers’ real use of their vehicles, involving a year of data gathering, which confirmed that more than 25% of the market already has a “BEV Attitude” in terms of use, routes, dynamics and performances, and is therefore ready and waiting for a mobility change.

 So as well as offering a complete range of versions, Ducato Electric will also feature modular battery size options, with range from 220 to 360 km (NEDC cycle) and different charging configurations. All combined with impressive performances: speed limited to 100 km/h to optimise energy use, maximum power of 90 kW and maximum torque of 280 Nm. What’s more, the new electric powerplant does not penalise Ducato’s strong point: best-in-class load volumes from 10 to 17 m3, and a payload of up to 1,950 kg, the best in its category.

 The new Ducato Electric is a vehicle with no half-measures: 100% Ducato, 100% Electric. It will therefore be Fiat Professional’s key product in the field of electric mobility, and especially in the transition now under way from the traditional “choice of vehicle” to a “choice of mobility” based on specific working and business factors, as the purchase decision switches from Total Cost of Ownership to Total Cost of Mobility.