By adminCategories: 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.”