E-Ducato and Mercitalia Partner in “Green” Freighting

Mercitalia FAST – the only high-speed freight rail service in the world, with ISO 114064-1 certification

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Mercitalia Logistics (part of the FS Italiane Group, the Italian State Railways) have signed a cooperation agreement, in advance of mass production, to use a prototype of the new E-Ducato – the full electric version of the Fiat Professional vehicle – for road first and last mile transportation in the FAST high-speed freight service from Mercitalia Logistics. By “first and last mile”, we mean the freighting of goods from factory to delivery to the rail freight carrier, and from rail reception hubs to the final destination, i.e. small/medium-scale distribution or directly to the client.

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With the E-Ducato, Mercitalia will be able to transport goods door-to-door, rapidly, securely, reliably, and most of all with respect for the environment, thus reducing CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.

This partnership will result in the development of a goods mobility project, aimed at canceling out harmful emissions into the environment. The initial phase of the project will use Fiat Professional’s innovative E-Ducato – fitted with a 47 kWh battery – for road first and last mile from the Maddaloni-Marcianise hub (near the southern Italian city of Caserta), to complement the Mercitalia FAST service.

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