The Fiat E-Ducato has been named Large EV Van of the Year at the Company Car and Van Awards 2021 with judges left impressed by its two choices of battery and range options, as well as its torque and power outputs versus competitors.
Meanwhile, the Ducato large LCV retains its honour of Large Van of the Year, with judges stating it hard to fault thanks to an affordable price tag, refined power units and safety technology. Its wide variety of conversion options was also praised.
Andrew Walker, Company Car and Van editor, said: “The Ducato has retained its title because it's very hard to fault. It's well priced, is fitted with excellent Euro 6D engines, offers a 9-Speed auto with torque converter, comes with great safety features & user-friendly tech across the range. And if that's not enough, it's also available in a myriad of conversions
“The E-Ducato is available in all body variants with the same load volumes as the conventional model. It also gives you a choice of battery options, comes with 90kW of power & 280Nm of torque. The E-Ducato literally has you covered, which is why it's our Large EV Van of the Year.”
Richard Chamberlain, Head of Fiat Professional in the UK, said: “We’re extremely excited that our brand new E-Ducato is already winning awards ahead of the first customer deliveries, which is testament to the work of our engineers. It’s also gratifying that Ducato continues to impress as it’s a hugely practical van, so we’re delighted to have won both of these awards.”
The Fiat Ducato provides a payload of up to 2,190kg – one of the best inits segment – as well as a load space of up to 17m3. Numerous body styles include a tipper, passenger version and crew van, and is available with four powertrain options – diesel variants with between 120hp and 180hp. Ducato is priced from £25,655 (ex VAT).
The zero-emission, tax-free E-Ducato provides the same load space as itsICE counterpart with a best-in-class payload of up to 1,950kg and a range of between 99 and 192 miles (WLTP City). It is available to order now priced from £47,475 OTR (inc. PiVG).
Every Fiat Professional E-Ducato receives the brand’s industry-leading five year warranty, five years’ free servicing and five years’ of roadside assistance offering a full ownership package to any business – large or small.