Iveco announces electric Daily base vehicle
EV development with its sister companies sees Iveco ready to launch an electric Daily chassis cab in RHD which will be a target for coachbuilders and converters
FPT Industrial, the global powertrain brand of Iveco Group (MI: IVG), and its partner battery tech company Microvast Holdings, Inc. will provide the complete battery system for the new Crossway bus produced by IVECO BUS, and will power a new e-Daily base vehicle which launches late this year in LHD and RHD.
Microvast is building a high-density battery pack that ranges from 400 to 466 kWh for full-sized buses. This new generation battery pack, it says, will set an industry standard in terms of energy density and charging capacity and will provide the Crossway LE Electric with up to ten years of battery life.
The IVECO BUS Crossway LE Electric project complements that of the new IVECO e-Daily, which will be launched at the end of 2022. The new electric Daily will be equipped with a modular battery concept with one to three batteries ranging from 37 to 111 kWh, pioneering the cooperation between Microvast and FPT Industrial in this first application that aims to set the zero-emission standard in the cab-chassis segment.
“In this fast-evolving sector, FPT Industrial is committed to entering into targeted partnerships to deliver advanced alternatives to traditional fuels, so as to accelerate our journey towards a sustainable CO2-neutral tomorrow,” said Sylvain Blaise, President, Powertrain Business Unit of Iveco Group. “This collaboration with Microvast underlines our commitment to become a multi-power technological leader and provides us with competitive advantages in the market.”
“Our new generation battery pack design with high energy cells sets a new benchmark for energy density at pack level,” said Sascha Kelterborn, Chief Revenue Officer, Microvast Holdings, Inc. “Microvast closely collaborates with partners in the commercial vehicle industry and is dedicated to propelling the electrification of commercial vehicles with market-leading battery technologies. Our successful cooperation with FPT Industrial clearly shows that we are on the right track.”
Microvast will deliver battery cells and modules from its production plants across the globe based on the FPT Industrial project requirements. Subsequently, FPT Industrial will assemble the battery packs in its factory in Turin, Italy. The IVECO BUS Crossway LE Electric will be presented for tenders in 2022, with potential first deliveries starting from mid-2023