The All-Electric Fiat e-Doblò Panel Van: The Complete Guide For The UK

Fiat e-Doblò
Price: £36,402
Type of electric vehicle: Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Body type: Panel Van
Battery size: 50 kWh
Electric range (WLTP): 175 miles
Tailpipe emissions: 0g (CO2/km)

Overview


Fiat Automobile S.p.A. is a subsidiary the Netherlands based Stellantis N.V., which was formed by the merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (Italian/ American) and Groupe PSA (French). You may not be familiar with these names, but the automotive brands in the portfolio would be well known to most consumers. These include: Maserati, Opel, Peugeot, Jeep, Vauxhall, Alfa Romeo etc.

Fiat continues to remain the largest automotive manufacturer in Italy, but also has manufacturing locations globally, with Brazil as the largest international production site. Fiat Automobiles has been recognised in Europe for the lower emission footprint of its vehicles and has been ranked as the lowest level of CO2 emissions by vehicles sold in Europe. Fiat offers both passenger and commercial electric vehicles (EVs). The manufacturer offers the following electric vans:



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Fiat e-Doblò Panel Van


The compact Fiat Doblò light commercial vehicle has been available since 2000. It made its debut at the Paris Motor Show in the same year. It is currently in its third-generation. The Doblò LCV is also available as a battery-electric vehicle (BEV).

The Fiat e-Doblò panel van is available in one EV battery size: 50 kWh. The manufacturer claims an electric range up to 175 miles (WLTP). Of course, the real-world electric range will be lower, impacted by a number of factors, to include: payload, driving profile, speed, weather conditions, temperature, onboard services used etc. Expect a real-world e-range closer to 150 miles. The EV offers a useful and practical zero-emission electric range.

The manufacturer offers DC charging up to 100 kW DC. At 100 kW DC, the 50 kWh EV battery can be charged up to 80% in 30 minutes. In general, we at e-zoomed recommend never letting the EV battery charge fall below 10%. So best to plan the journey, such that there is always sufficient charge in the battery.

Fiat offers up to three-phase AC onboard charging compatibility. However, not as standard! Using a dedicated three-phase (11 kW) EV charger, like easee, the 50 kWh EV battery can be fully charged in 5 hours. Single-phase (7 kW) EV charging will take longer: 7 hours and 30 minutes. Though the e-van can be charged using a standard 3-PIN domestic plug, we at e-zoomed discourage using a domestic plug to charge an electric vehicle.

In any case, we at e-zoomed encourage a ‘topping up’ approach to charging an electric vehicle (EV). This is beneficial for the long-term maintenance of the onboard EV battery and of course, EV charging times are shorter. Fiat offers a 8 years or 100,000 miles warranty for the EV battery.

The Fiat e-Doblò panel van is available in two lengths: Standard Wheelbase (L1) and Maxi Wheelbase (L2). The electric van offers between 3.3 m3 – 4.4 m3 cargo volume, with a payload up to 803 kg. The EV offers 2/3 seat configuration.

The manufacturer also offers a host of driving aids and technology, to include: adaptive cruise control, lane Keeping assist, blind spot detection and more. The EV also incorporates a ‘magic mirror’: two cameras – one under the right rear-view mirror and the other above the rear doors – ensures the driver has three different views. The pure electric van also benefits from a Head-Up Display.

In terms of performance, the front-wheel drive Fiat e-Doblò panel van delivers a maximum power up to 136 hp (torque: 260 Nm). The top speed is 80 mph. The electric van also incorporates regenerative braking to improve the efficiency of the EV and increase the electric range. Like other electric vehicles, the e-Doblò also benefits from instant torque. The e-van offers the following driving modes: Normal, Eco, Power and B-Mode.

The Fiat e-Doblò is expected to be eligible for the UK government plug-in van grant. The electric vehicle is currently going through the approval process. You can lease electric vans via e-zoomed at competitive prices. Simply follow this link to enquire today!


PROS CONS
Decent electric range 11 kW AC onboard charger not standard
Up to 11 kW AC onboard chargingOnly available in one battery size
100 kW DC rapid charging A competitive segment with strong rival options

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The All-Electric Fiat e-Doblò Panel Van (credit: FIAT)


At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Body Type:Panel Van
Plug-In Van Grant (PiVG):Undergoing Regulatory Approval
Engine:Electric
Available In UK:Yes

Variants (Multiple – Starting From)
E-Doblo Van L1 Electric 136HP Auto 50kWh MY23 (from £36,402)
E-Doblo Van L2 Electric 136HP Auto 50kWh MY23 (from £37,428)

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery sizes: 50 kWh
Charging:100 kW DC Rapid Charging (10%-80%: 30 mins). Onboard charger 11 kW AC (0%-100%: 5 hrs)
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type: Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

Charging Times (Overview)
Slow charging AC (3 kW – 3.6 kW):6 – 12 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SOC)
Fast charging AC (7 kW – 22 kW):3 – 8 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging AC (43 kW):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging DC (50 kW+):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Ultra rapid charging DC (150 kW+):0-80% : 20 mins to 40 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Tesla Supercharger (120 kW – 250 kW):0-80%: up to 25 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
  • Note 1: SoC: state of charge

Dimensions (Standard/ Maxi)
Height (mm):1840 – 1860
Width (mm):1848
Length (mm):4403 – 4753
Wheelbase (mm):N/A
Turning Circle (m):N/A
Cargo Volume (m3):3.3 – 4.4
Payload (kg):751 – 803

e-Doblò: 50 kWh
EV Battery Capacity:50 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):175 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100 km):N/A
Charging: 100 kW DC Rapid Charging (10%-80%: 30 mins). Onboard charger 11 kW AC (0%-100%: 5 hrs)
Top Speed:80 mph
0-62 mph:N/A
Drive: Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)
Max Power (hp):136
Torque (Nm): 260
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:2/3
Towing Capacity/ Braked (kg):750 – 1,000
Gross Vehicle Weight (kg):2,385 – 2,410
Colours:4
NCAP Safety Rating:N/A

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Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising the TVS Group, a multi-billion dollar industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised AMIH, a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He is also a member of the Forbury Investment Network advisory committee. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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