FPT Industrial, the global powertrain brand of Iveco Group, inaugurated the new Turin ePowertrain plant on October 18, a manufacturing site fully dedicated to the production of the electric powertrain range.
Covering a total area of 15,000 sq meters, the plant generates its own energy with solar panels and other innovative photovoltaic and wind power technologies, purchases additional energy from renewable sources and buys carbon credits to fully offset its CO2 emissions.
A 6,000 sq meter internal space planted with 100 drought-resilient plants adds a further expected absorption of CO2 of approximately 7 tons a year.
At full capacity, the plant will employ about 200 people to produce over 20,000 electric axles and over 20,000 battery packs a year.
The electric axles will equip heavy-duty vehicles such as the Nikola Tre truck. The electric transfer boxes and compact battery packs will be installed on light commercial vehicles and minibuses, such as the new IVECO eDAILY.
Industry 4.0 technologies like highly automated warehouses, augmented and virtual reality, intelligent sensors, 3D scanners for metrology-grade measurements, 3D reality simulators, cooperative robots and thermal imaging cameras, are implemented in this unit.