Monday, March 20, 2023


    FPT Industrial, the world-leading manufacturer of low-environmental-impact mobility solutions, will be supplying up to 500 high-performance battery packs to sister company IVECO BUS to equip its fleet of E-WAY full-electric 18 m articulated city buses to be delivered in Belgium. Following a recently signed framework agreement with the Flemish government-owned public transport enterprise De Lijn. The vehicles will be deployed in several cities in Flanders, with deliveries beginning in 2024. The first batch of 65 vehicles- and potentially continuing over six years. They will represent the largest fleet of IVECO BUS articulated electric buses in operation. Produced at FPT Industrial’s new carbon-neutral ePowertrain Plant in Turin (Italy), The Brand’s battery packs have been developed for LCVs, minibusses, and bus applications. The new production site is the first totally carbon-neutral Iveco Group plant, achieving its targets by offsetting its CO2 emissions with the purchase of energy from renewable sources and carbon credits.

    FPT Industrial is a brand of Iveco Group (IVG: MI), dedicated to the design, production, and sale of powertrains and solutions for on- and off-road vehicles, as well as marine and power generation applications. Over 8,000
    people across eleven production sites and eleven R&D centers work for FPT Industrial all around the world. Active in nearly 100 different countries, its global sales and its Customer Service department supports all Brand customers. The extensive product offering includes six engine ranges with power outputs from 42 hp to over 1,000 hp, transmissions with torque up to 500 Nm, and front and rear axles from 2.45 to 32 tonne GAW (GrossAxle Weight). FPT Industrial offers the most complete line-up of natural gas engines for industrial applications on the market, with power outputs rang ing from 50 to 520 hp. A dedicated e-Powertrain division is accelerateing the path towards net zero-emissions mobility, with electric drive lines, battery packs, and battery management systems. This extensive offering, and its strong focus on R&D, makes FPT Industrial a world leader in industrial powertrains and solutions.

    The 69 kWh FPT Battery Pack for bus applications for IVECO BUS is a modular battery
    pack offering impressive energy density, for best-in-class performance in city bus applications. Thanks to a small part of NMC (Lithium Nickel Cobalt Manganese) technology, the most versatile, powerful, and high-performance solution to date, the eBS 69 offers quick charging/discharging times. The high flexibility and modular solutions make FPT battery packs adaptable to different applications, from urban to intercity buses. In addition to battery packs, the ePowertrain Plant also produces electric axles for heavy commercial vehicles, and electric central drives for LCVs, representing another important milestone for FPT Industrial’s decarbonization path and for its strategy of achieving net-zero emissions for its products and all its industrial activities.

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