Until June this year, Iveco was tied to a joint venture with Nikola as far as heavy duty electric and fuel cell trucks were concerned. At this time, the company took the joint venture under sole ownership and now have the ability to market the trucks under their own Iveco brand.
The Electric Truck Components
The Iveco HD BEV and FCEV feature an electric axle co-designed and produced by FPT Industrial, Iveco’s sister brand within Iveco Group specialized in powertrain, batteries supplied by Proterra, and fuel cell technology and key components by Bosch. These electric vehicles are based on the Iveco S-Way truck platform, which has been specifically redesigned to be capable of supporting both fuel cell and battery propulsion technology, thanks to a modular architecture.
Battery Electric Truck Range
The Iveco HD BEV has a range of up to 500 km. It features a total battery capacity of 738 kWh (9 packs) with charging power up to 350 kW, which enables hub-to-hub delivery missions, a wide range of regional applications, and even missions requiring extended mileage with charging opportunity during mandated driver stops. The Artic 4×2 configuration will be the first to enter the European market in the last quarter of 2023.
Fuel Cell Truck Range
The Iveco HD FCEV boasts a range of up to 800 km. With a fast-refuelling time of under 20 minutes, it is the perfect solution for the long-haul mission in heavy commercial transportation. It can accommodate 70 kg of H2 usable energy at 700-bar pressure. Thanks to its higher mileage compared to an electric vehicle, it will be a real game changer in zero tailpipe emissions long-haulage missions. The first units of the Iveco HD FCEV will be delivered in France, Switzerland and Germany at end of 2023, as planned in the H2Haul European project co-financed by the Clean Hydrogen Partnership aimed at accelerating the deployment of hydrogen solutions in the commercial transport industry and enabling the large-scale fuel cell truck market in the coming years.
Both vehicles are produced in the manufacturing facility in Ulm, Iveco Group’s multi-brand site based in Germany. Vehicles will be marketed and assisted by the extensive Iveco dealer network which counts 254 dealers around Europe.