Iveco eDaily claims Guinness World Records title

In News2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJuly 7, 2023

A standard all-electric Iveco eDaily 3.5 tonne van has claimed the official Guinness World Records title for the ‘Heaviest weight towed by an electric van’.

The Iveco eDaily is known for its 3.5-tonne towing capacity and strong truck-based chassis, with the van’s robust engineering now cementing its place in the history books with an official Guinness World Record.

Towing 153.58 tonnes, the achievement surpasses records set by all-wheel drive electric cars, a feat delivered by the eDaily’s 140kW rear-wheel drive drivetrain with 400Nm of torque.

The record-breaking eDaily was hitched to the Iveco X-Way Strator truck, built for Iveco customer Essex haulage company G&B Finch. The machine was specially engineered to cope with moving large-scale loads of up to 150 tonnes.

The truck’s trailer was laden with a huge Collard Group earthmover weighing in excess of 50 tonnes, with an additional seven tonnes of ballast being added for good measure. A fully loaded Iveco X-Way 8×4 tipper truck was then attached to the Strator’s trailer before an all-terrain airport fire truck completed the 153-tonne road train. A specialised towbar designed by Mike Parker Design meeting record criteria insured this vast weight was secured to the eDaily.

Once it started moving the eDaily made steady progress down the stipulated 100ft of runway and crossed the finish line in front of the Guinness World Records invigilators to claim its accolade.

“The Iveco eDaily has made history with this impressive record, reinforcing the strength, durability, and extensive capabilities of the eDaily,” said Iveco UK Light Business-line director, Mike Cutts.

“With an initial target of 130 tonnes, the eDaily far surpassed record requirements. I would like to thank everyone who came together to make this possible – it was a real team effort.”