Fiat has confirmed UK prices and specs for the E-Ducato – the new electric version of its large van.
It is available to order now, initially as a panel van, priced from £47,675, excluding VAT and including the government’s plug-in van grant.
Chassis cab and passenger configurations will also join the range early next year, with the panel van and chassis cab versions available in a range of different vehicle lengths, heights and wheelbases.
All come with a choice of a 47kWh or 79kWh battery, both of which are paired with a 122hp electric motor.
The 47kWh battery allows a driving range of up to 120 miles on the WLTP city cycle, while the 79kWh battery can cover up to 192 miles.
AC or DC charging capability is available. With a 22kW AC charger, a 0-100% charge takes two hours 25 minutes with the 47kWh battery, and four hours with the 79kWh battery, while a 50kW DC rapid charger can take both batteries to an 80% charge in 30 minutes.
The E-Ducato comes with a regenerative braking system, which stores energy when driving downhill, and a choice of four driving modes.
There’s ‘normal’, which balances performance and economy; ‘eco’, which increases range by reducing acceleration and turning off the air conditioning; ‘power’, which ups the available grunt for full-load missions; and ‘turtle’, designed for extreme power saving when the battery is nearly empty.
Payload is up to 1,950kg, and Fiat says the E-Ducato has the same load volumes as the diesel Ducato, at between 10m3 and 17m3.
Two trim levels are available – standard and eTecnico.
Standard equipment with the base model includes a 5in touchscreen with DAB radio and Bluetooth, automatic climate control, a tablet holder, a USB charging port, a fixed full width steel bulkhead, heated mirrors, a convertor plug, and LED load bay lighting.
Standard driver assistance systems include lane departure warning, autonomous emergency braking, traffic sign recognition, high beam recognition, rain and dusk sensors, and electronic stability control.
Stepping up to the eTecnico trim level adds further features including a 7in touchscreen with sat-nav, Apple Carplay and Android Auto connectivity, a rear parking camera with reverse parking sensors, blind spot and rear cross path detection, embroidered headrests, front fog lights, electrically folding heated mirrors, LED daytime running lights, a leather steering wheel, and chrome air vent surrounds.
All E-Ducatos also come with a 12-month subscription to Mopar Connect, including GPS emergency, theft and roadside assistance.
The first E-Ducato deliveries are expected in the final quarter of 2020.