Australian audiences will get a first glimpse of IVECO’s new fully electric eDaily model at the Brisbane Truck Show (BTS), with the company exhibiting a validation unit at the event prior to the commencement of local testing.
The IVECO eDaily, the electric twin of the iconic Daily, will be the first electric vehicle to be offered in ANZ markets.
In developing and rolling out the eDaily range in Australia, IVECO has partnered with several leading tertiary institutions, Government departments and private enterprises, to assist with training, tooling and exploring recharging opportunities. IVECO will also call on the expertise of its local engineering department, which will play a major role in validating the new range using facilities within its Customer and Innovation Centre (CIC).
In other markets, the IVECO eDaily range is available in several van and cab chassis variants and with one, two or three batteries depending on configuration, with combined battery capacities of up to 111kWh producing power and torque of up to 140kW and 400Nm.
The show vehicle is a 70C cab chassis with a 4350mm wheelbase, 7.2t GVM and three batteries; it is one of several models that will be tested locally in preparation for the roll-out of the broader eDaily line-up.
Multiple charging options are available for IVECO eDaily including a standard onboard 11kW AC charger, an optional 22kW on-board AC charger, or up to an 80kW DC fast charger. Depending on battery options, full charge times of between three and nine hours can be reached using the onboard chargers, and more than 80 per cent charge can be achieved in under 1.5 hours using DC fast charging.
The loaded drive range for local IVECO eDaily models will be up to 300 kilometres, amongst the highest of any electric light truck or large van available.
Being based on the conventional Daily range means that eDaily owners will be familiar with the usability of these vehicles and their broader features and benefits. It’s a similar case for bodybuilders – all the main electric components sit within the conventional chassis with no protruding parts, and the chassis itself carries the exact same body mounting positions as the diesel product, ensuring body fitment remains simple.
IVECO ANZ Managing Director, Michael May, said that IVECO has a long and successful history in bringing alternative-fuelled models to market.
“The eDaily is a key element of IVECO’s product development strategy and transition roadmap as it pursues its decarbonisation targets through a multi-energy approach that includes a strong focus on electric propulsion. The IVECO eDaily is already showing strong acceptance in Europe where it’s ideal for congested city environments; we believe it will also excel in these conditions locally, particularly in back-to-base operations.”
said Michael May, IVECO ANZ Managing Director.
To see IVECO’s new eDaily, visit stand 58 at this year’s Brisbane Truck Show.