Fiat, Ulysse is back. But this time it’s all electric

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After 12 years, Fiat returns to the monovolune segment (which today are called Multi Purpose Vehicles) by relaunching a historic name: Ulysse. But the modern version is larger and more spacious, especially full electric: E-Ulysse it is in fact the second vehicle of the Fiat brand with zero emissions, after the 500e. Another step towards sustainable mobility.
Produced on the multienergy platform of Stellantis in the Hordain plant, in France, the new “people mover” is proposed as the ideal vehicle not so much for private individuals (who can appreciate its versatility, for example for a collective holiday) as for transport services such as Vip shuttles and hôtellerie , thanks to the availability of 7 or 8 seats. Despite its impressive size (5.3 meters long) it is also easy to handle in the city and drives like a normal car. Furthermore, the height of less than 1.90 meters allows access to all car parks, including underground ones, while its green soul guarantees access to the Ztl areas of urban centers.

“It is a vehicle that looks to the future and arises from customer requests – he explains Eric Laforge, LCV Stellantis responsible for Europe – offering ideal solutions for different types of use in urban and suburban environments. We have two battery variants, 50 and 75 kWh, for distances up to 330 km “. The most high-performance version (100 kW, 136 hp and 260 Nm of torque) reaches 130 km / h. Equipped with the fast charge system as standard. from 100 kW, it can recharge the battery to 80% in just 45 minutes. For domestic and public recharging, the 11 kW Mode 3 three-phase cable and the Wallbox by Mopar can be used.
“E-Ulysse – adds Laforge – represents the paradigm of Italian hospitality known all over the world: the capacity to welcome declined first of all in the internal configuration of the spaces, similar to a club lounge in which to host colleagues or customers. On board, a new device for sanitization that can be moved inside the passenger compartment “.

The most luxurious version, Lounge, features a large panoramic glass roof with two panels with a total surface area of ​​1 m2. Two LED strips ensure relaxing ambient lighting. In the Lounge E-Ulysse set-up it offers five comfortable armchairs in the back, as well as a double folding table. All seats are mounted on rails that allow them to be easily moved or removed (12 possible configurations). The load volume is 4,200 liters in the standard version and 4,900 in the Long version (900 and 1,500 liters with all seats occupied) and it is possible to load objects up to 3.5 meters long.
The raised position of the driver’s seat ensures optimum visibility. Travel comfort also increased by the four independent wheel suspensions with variable stiffness springs. On the safety front, the range of driver assistance systems is rich Adas: from the Traffic Sign Recognition which through the camera recognizes the signals and brings them back on the display, to the Lane Departure Warning which warns if you are going out of the lane, to the Side Blind-Spot Alert which monitors rear blind spots. Furthermore, the Forward collision warning explores the route and warns if there is a danger of collision with other vehicles or pedestrians (Active Emergency Brake Control, however, brakes autonomously in emergency situations). Precious is the Rear-view Camera which, by providing a 180 ° image around the vehicle, simplifies parking maneuvers. The infotainment offers three levels of integrated radio. At the top there is a 7 ”touch screen with Apple Car Play and Android Auto functions and a Connect Nav service provided by Tom Tom.
The price of the new E-Ulysse, which can already be ordered, is 48,032 euros without taxes, 59,500 turnkey (53,770 and 66,500 the Lounge) but the vehicle has access to incentives of up to 6 thousand euros with scrapping for electric. Plans for installments of 499 euros per month are foreseen.
Fiat also presented the “twin” commercial vehicle, E-Scudo, which has the same dimensions and the same technologies. Intended for freight transport, it is available in various conformations based on the intended uses. Prices from 36,550 euros, but a “traditional” version of the Scudo with a diesel engine is also available starting from 25,450 euros.

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