It’s always him, Duchy, the best-selling commercial vehicle in Europe in 2020. Only now, there is an “E” in front of the name. It is ready to land in Italian dealerships the electric version of the Fiat Professional best-seller, which arrives on the market with its first van on tap. The Ducato electric range offers various solutions, depending on the load and range requirements. Depending on the battery, in the urban cycle (WLTP CITY Cycle) you cover from 235 to 370 kilometers, a range of action more than sufficient to cover the distances that are normally traveled in city and “near urban” deliveries. The volume of payload, which varies, remains at the top of the category from 10 to 17 cubic meters, with a capacity of 1,910 kg also at the top of the segment.
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Three AC chargers offered: 6.7 and 11 kW ones are already available, while the 22 kW one will come later. Fast Charge DC is available with all three chargers. The cabin version is available in four different lengths, while for the passenger transport version it will be necessary to wait for the next few months. The smaller battery, which has a capacity of 47 Kwh, is guaranteed for 8 years or 160,000 km, while the 79 Kwh battery is guaranteed for 10 years or 220,000 km. As far as running costs are concerned, thanks to the electric power supply, E-Ducato offers a saving compared to the diesel version that the Turin company has estimated at 15,000 euros for every 150,000 kilometers traveled.
Lower too maintenance costs, which according to the calculations of Fiat Professional they are reduced on average by over 40% compared to a diesel vehicle of equal size. The price list starts from € 60,800 for the 3.5 ton medium wheelbase version (10 m3 load) and from € 65,000 for the extra long wheelbase 3.5 ton version with the super high roof. The list of cabinets starts instead from 60,300 euros for the medium wheelbase version. On the occasion of the launch, Fiat Professional offers five years of ordinary maintenance and a five-year warranty on the vehicle in the price.