Iveco unveils electric tractor

By Categories: NewsPublished On: Tuesday 2 January 2024

Iveco has launched a 4×2 bat­tery-electric tractor unit, citing a range of up to 500km, which is based on the Nikola truck it displayed at the 2023 Com­mercial Vehicle Show. Features of the S-eWay include a dual motor e-axle produced by FPT Industrial, which is also part of the Iveco Group; it offers 480kW continuous power and 1,800 Nm of torque.

The deployment of the e-axle frees up chassis space that would usually be occupied by the powertrain, allowing fitment of nine 82kWh batteries totalling 738kWh. With fast charging capability of up to 350kW, S-eWay is said to recharge 80 per cent of capacity in 90 minutes. The batteries have been tested in real-world conditions, adds the manufacturer, at temperatures from -30 to +50°C.

Six regenerative braking drive modes are available, maximising efficiency while pro­viding increased control over drivetrain behaviour.

“The spacious cab features impressive levels of storage, a focus on ergonomics, and a suite of technology,” said the manufacturer.

“A large 12.8-inch digital driver’s display has been de­signed to show only the most relevant information to reduce cognitive load.

“A class-leading 17-inch in­fotainment display provides a rich user interface that is easy to navigate thanks to larger icons. A heavy truck specific navigation system highlights route restrictions based on trailer weight, load size, and hazardous material classifica­tion.”

Meanwhile, Iveco’s elec­tric eDaily van offering is now available with the option of a fourth battery on its 7.2-tonne 5,100 mm chassis-cab models for increased versatility, while output of the ePTO has been increased to 50 kW in electric and mechanical forms. Addi­tionally, chassis cab vehicles can now be equipped with an optional side-mounted charging port to optimise convenience for drivers. A variety of pay-per-use packages are available.

In other news from the man­ufacturer, the Iveco Eurocargo range will now be offered with Tector 7 CNG-powered engines at gross weights from 12 to 19 tonnes. The new 6.7-litre CNG engine is available in 220, 250 and 280 hp variants.

“In addition to higher engine capacity and horsepower, this truck also provides best-in-class fuel consumption as well as improved CO2 emissions of up to -10 per cent vs Tector 7 Diesel,” said Iveco.

“CNG mission capability has also been improved with the in­troduction of a 115-litre tank op­tion delivering an extended driv­ing range without penalising cargo volume with up to 1.100L gas cylinder capacity…

“A new standard transmission is avail­able on both diesel and CNG models for even greater efficien­cy. The 8- speed automatic ZF8- HP is set to become the default choice, providing a reduction in fuel consumption of up to 5 per cent, while an optional Allison 3000 automatic transmission is also available.”