After the 500, Fiat launches its second electric vehicle, recovering a name from the 1990s. It’s called E-Ulysse and it’s a shuttle – or people mover – that is the version dedicated to passenger transport of a classic van, the Fiat Professional Scudo. It is realized by exploiting the agreement in place between the old PSA Group and Toyota, from which the Peugeot e-Traveler, the Citroën ë-Space Tourer, the Opel Zafira-eLife and the Toyota Proace Verso Electric have already been born. It can carry up to 8 people but can be driven with the same agility as a car, thanks to its small size. The length does not exceed 5.3 meters and the height stops at 1.9 meters, guaranteeing free access to underground parking. These features, together with the modularity of the interiors and the capacity to accommodate up to 8 people, make it suitable for transport services for hotels, taxis and VIP transfers.
The battery capacity, which is 75 kWh, guarantees a mileage of 330 km (WLTP approved), while the 136 HP and 260 Nm electric motor guarantees a maximum speed of 130 km / h. As for the charging times, the accumulators accept up to 100 kW in direct current – it recharges up to 80% of the battery in 45 minutes – and up to 11 kW in alternating current, with the possibility of using the three-phase MODE cable 3 and the Wallboxes. Inside, a device for sanitizing the air through internal UV-C ultraviolet light makes its debut: the equipment can be moved to different areas, for greater hygiene inside the cabin. Air conditioning, on the other hand, has three zones: driver, front passenger and rear area.
Speaking of size, the boot capacity goes up to 4,900 liters (1,500 liters with all seats occupied) and there is the possibility to load objects up to 3.5 meters long. The E-Ulysse, both in the 7-seater “Salotto” variant and in the 8-seater Shuttle, has all rear seats mounted on rails, which can be moved, reclined or removed easily. The equipment of the advanced assistance systems is quite complete, and is based on two cameras, one front and one rear.
Finally, as regards Infotainment, three levels of integrated radio are envisaged which, in the higher version, includes a 7 ”color touch screen with Apple Car Play and Android Auto connectivity and a Connect Nav service provided by Tom Tom. The new E-Ulysse can already be ordered and will arrive in Italian dealerships next May.