Iveco has launched an electric version of its latest generation Daily large van.
The vehicle has been unveiled at Ecomondo, a trade fair dedicated to the green economy.
Battery life has been extended by up to 20 per cent, and the van offers an increased payload capacity of around 100kg.
The vehicle can be charged in public or in private infrastructure, by connecting to a fast-charging station for an average charge time of two hours.
The Daily Electric offers an extended range of up to 280km, measured in accordance with type-approved NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) obtained with a three-battery configuration.
Drivers can choose between two driving modes: Eco and Power. In Eco mode, the engine torque is moderated to minimise energy consumption, without imposing any limits on the maximum speed of the vehicle. In Power mode, the driver can enjoy the full performance of the electric drive motor.
The Daily Electric also includes regenerative braking.
The vehicle replaces a previous electric model. In February 2014, Iveco product director Martin Flach told Fleet Van (Commercial Fleet's predecessor) that "at present there is no way it makes business sense to run a Daily Electric van".
At that time, the company was yet to sell a Daily electric van in the UK.
The van is available with up to 5.6-tonne gross vehicle weight and up to 19.6m3 cargo volume.