Iveco has unveiled its new HD BEV (Heavy-Duty Battery Electric Vehicle) and HD FCEV (Heavy-Duty Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles) under the IVECO brand.
Following its recent divorce from the joint-venture with Nikola, Iveco has announced its plan to produce and market its Heavy-Duty battery Electric Vehicles (HD BEV) and Heavy-Duty Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (HD FCEV) under the Iveco brand. This development comes after Iveco took full ownership of the joint venture with Nikola Iveco Europe, as reported in June.
The Iveco HD BEV and HD FCEV will feature an electric axle co-designed and produced by FPT Industrial, a sister brand within the Iveco Group specialising in powertrain. The vehicles will deploy batteries supplied by Proterra and fuel cell technology and key components provided by Bosch. The new electric vehicles are based on the Iveco S-Way truck platform, which has been specially redesigned with a modular architecture to accommodate both fuel cell and battery propulsion technology.
The Iveco HD BEV boasts a claimed range of up to 500km and comes with a total battery capacity of 738kWh (9 packs) and a charging power of up to 350kW. The vehicle is being targeted at hub-to-hub delivery missions, regional applications and long-distance journeys with charging opportunities during mandated driver stops. The first tractor units in 4x2 configuration are set to enter the European market in the last quarter of 2023.
The hydrogen-powered HD FCEV boasts a range of up to 800km on a single fill and is being aimed at long-distance missions in heavy commercial transportation. It claims a refuelling time of under 20 minutes at 700 bar. The vehicle’s Hydrogen tank can accommodate 70kg of hydrogen usable energy at 700-bar pressure. Initial deliveries of the HD FCEV are scheduled for France, Switzerland, and Germany at the end of 2023, in line with the H2Haul European project’s objectives, which aims to accelerate the deployment of hydrogen solutions in the commercial transport industry.
Both trucks will be manufactured at Iveco Group’s multi-brand facility in Ulm, Germany. To ensure wide market availability and support, the vehicles will be marketed and serviced through the extensive Iveco dealer network, which boasts 254 dealers throughout Europe.