Iveco inaugurates new ePowertrain plant in Turin

In News, Iveco2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineOctober 21, 2022

 FPT Industrial, the global powertrain brand of Iveco Group, has inaugurated its new Turin ePowertrain plant in Italy.

The manufacturing site is fully dedicated to the production of the electric powertrain range and is Iveco Group’s first totally carbon-neutral plant.

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, while the electric transfer boxes and compact battery packs will be installed on light commercial vehicles and minibuses, such as the new IVECO eDAILY.

Covering a total area of 15000m2, 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 6000m2 internal space planted with 100 drought-resilient plants adds a further expected absorption of CO2 of approximately seven tonnes a year.

“Iveco Group has set itself the challenging goal of reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2040, ten years before the deadline of the Paris Agreement. This applies equally to our products and to the places where we work to produce them,” said Gerrit Marx, CEO, Iveco Group.

“From this plant we will supply e-powertrain applications that will complement an already extensive engine line-up, confirming our will to offer customers the right products and services to meet their rapidly changing needs and our credible ambition to lead the electromobility race.”