PICTURE OF THE WEEK – IVECO: eDaily tows over 153 tonnes to claim Guinness World Record title for ‘Heaviest weight towed by an Electric Van’

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The all-electric light commercial vehicle IVECO eDaily – in its 3.5 tonne panel van version – has claimed the official Guinness World Record title for the ‘Heaviest weight towed by an electric van’.

The IVECO eDaily is known for its class-leading 3.5 tonne towing capacity and strong truck-based chassis, with the van’s robust engineering now cementing its place in the history books with an official Guinness World Record.

Towing an incredible 153.58 tonnes, this standard production electric vehicle is now globally recognised for its extensive capabilities. In fact, this achievement surpasses records set by all-wheel drive electric cars, an impressive feat delivered by the eDaily’s 140kW rear-wheel drive drivetrain with 400Nm of torque.

On 20th June 2023 the record-breaking eDaily was hitched to the enormous IVECO X-Way Strator truck. This mighty machine was specially engineered to cope with moving large-scale loads of up to 150 tonnes.

The truck’s trailer was laden with a huge earth-mover weighing in excess of 50 tonnes, with an additional seven tonnes of ballast being added for good measure. A fully-loaded IVECO X-Way 8×4 tipper truck was then attached to the Strator’s trailer before an all-terrain airport fire truck completed the 153-tonne road train.

Once it started moving the eDaily made steady progress down the stipulated 100ft of runway and crossed the finish line in front of the Guinness World Record invigilators to claim its impressive accolade. The van’s ‘hi-power’ mode – fitted to every eDaily as standard – was utilised on the run which provides bursts of additional power in demanding towing conditions for the all-electric van. Britain’s current Strongest Man, Adam Bishop, drove the eDaily and broke the world record. IVECO S.p.A. Via Puglia 35 10156 Turin, Italy www.iveco.com