Since an electric commercial vehicle is most likely to be used in an urban environment – perhaps on municipal duties – they will need to have a PTO available to run ancillary equipment. It is with this in mind that the flexible chassis-based Iveco eDaily will come with an ePTO up to 15kW onboard power capable of running everything from ariel platforms to compactors.
There are many benefits to going electric in addition to the environmental good zero-emissions vehicles can deliver. An up to 50% reduction in maintenance costs, less driver fatigue due to silent running, and more affordable charging thanks to programmable scheduling for off-peak times. However, one of the biggest benefits for operators is that the Iveco eDAILY can function as a mobile power source.
While onboard power of around 2.3kW is good enough to run small power tools, Iveco eDaily’s trio of ePTO options up to 15kW has the power to run essential equipment for any mission. A 2.5kW setup is ideal for running tail lifts aiding the of loading heavy goods, while the 400v 15kW option can easily operate refrigeration units or even life-saving equipment found on emergency vehicles. Alternatively, a 15kW mechanical ePTO can power pumps for cranes or heavy-duty lifting equipment. Functioning independently from the traction motor, ePTO can run even when the vehicle is off.
All of this power comes courtesy of Iveco eDaily’s innovative modular batteries. Operators are able to choose from vehicles with one, two, or three batteries to precisely match their mission’s need for range or payload. If the vehicle’s role changes at any point, a visit to an Iveco dealership can see the battery configuration changed within as little as two hours.
Thanks to Iveco eDaily’s artificial intelligence software, the vehicle is able to learn the habits of its role to help preserve the required power its mission-specific equipment demands.
Iveco UK Light Business Line Director, Mike Cutts said “The Iveco eDaily’s 15kW ePTO is a game changer. Operators looking for an electric commercial vehicle that can also power large scale equipment now have a solution. We are proud to lead the class and deliver the functionality customers require.”
In addition to the eDaily’s impressive EV capabilities, it retains all of the standard vehicle’s headline-grabbing strengths inherent in its hardy truck-based chassis. An unrivalled 3.5-tonne towing capability, class-leading turning circle, and impressive up to 4.6-tonne payload make this vehicle the same Daily that operators value, just electric.
When it comes to charging, the Iveco eDAILY features 80kW rapid charging alongside 7kW and an optional 22kW. It’s possible to add 62 miles of range to this eLCV in just 30 minutes. The EV also has the ability to pre-condition the vehicle, something that can maximise changing efficiency and set the cabin to a comfortable temperature ready for your departure. Utilising the eDaily’s companion app not only allows you to check on vital vehicle information, but also schedule charging for when electricity rates are cheaper.