SUPER HIGH ROOF LONG WHEELBASE: A STYLE THAT MADE IT FAMOUS
E-DUCATO E-METROPOLIS LH3 collects the legacy of the Ducato Metropolis already known to insiders, for being and remaining the first and only B-Class urban vehicle under 6 meters in total length (5.99mt); today also available in this version at ZERO EMISSIONS built on the basis of E-DUCATO full electric. This urban carrier with 17 seats + driver, presents itself in this completely renewed guise both in the contents of the interior and in the concept of accessibility, transformed to make it more versatile, elegant and performing. New interior coverings that allow maximum exploitation of the volumes of the passenger compartment, also ensuring a useful rear height of more than 1.95 meters (maximum for the category) excellent for ensuring volumes and spaces suitable for a use of parking and continuous flow of people entering and leaving. This unique habitability makes E-DUCATO E-METROPOLIS LH3 an excellent solution for collective transport not only in the city but also in airport areas, waterfront lines, industrial contexts closed to traffic (dependent transfers) or areas of the historic center with traffic limited to public transport only; the electric traction, in fact, allows a use without traffic restrictions and in maximum silence.
E-DUCATO E-METROPOLIS LH3 comes with a double configuration of seats that can be ordered during the purchase phase: "standard" configuration with 10 people sitting, 7 standing + driver and "disabled" configuration, equipped with a wheelchair loading platform, positioned at the rear, and areas dedicated to the stowage of the non-ambulatory disabled on a wheelchair; with this configuration the total seats are reduced to 15 (see configurations in the attached brochure).
ACCESSIBILITY AND EASE OF TRANSIT OF PASSENGERS
The adoption of new saddlery CITIPRO of ruspa, vandal-proof, sanitizable and ergonomic, arranged to ensure easy accessibility to the seats, united the elimination of internal loft structures (incompatible given the presence of batteries under the floor), have allowed a significant reduction of the weights of the vehicle improving its drivability and a great ease of reaching the seats. Also new are the internal handrails for standing staff, consisting of cold-bent stainless steel tubes and applied to the load-bearing structures of the passenger compartment by mechanical couplings; the areas of transit and stationing of standing personnel are free of gleanings, very spacious and bright, obtained through the adoption of noble materials such as pre-painted aluminum to cover the super high roof (unique in the category) and the side sides of the passenger compartment.
STUDY OF "CITY-FRIENDLY" SPACES AND THE ENVIRONMENT
The passenger compartment of the E-DUCATO E-METROPOLIS LH3 it is characterized by ABS coatings of color appropriate to the plastics of the driver's cab, fireproof and free of gleanings and visible screws aimed at optimizing cleaning, sanitizing and maintenance operations; the upper part of the roof, the pavilion and the sides of the passenger compartment are characterized by high-strength scratch-resistant pre-painted aluminum coatings, coupled with highly soundproof anti-vibration fixings; E-DUCATO E-METROPOLIS LH3 defines professional standards characterized by robust content, stylistically refined and born for heavy use with high load frequency, typical of urban services. The selleria single-seater "CITIPRO RUSPA" by "orange" color in high-strength vandal-resistant material, easily washable and sanitizable, it is equipped with upper handles, aluminum finishes and ultra-thin ground fixing feet; E-DUCATO E-METROPOLIS LH3 is also equipped with a specific seat "PMR" of yellow color for people with reduced mobility, larger in size, equipped with armrest and adjacent to the "rescue" button directly connected to the driver. The passenger compartment is characterized by the presence of a particular ultra-light and ultra-thin flooring, on which the seats for the seat staff are installed. The floor covering provides a certified high-strength antistatic linoleum, with "WOOD TECH" shades in wood-like, edged perimeter to avoid infiltration of dirt and water and easily washable and sanitizable; the absence of the mezzanine compared to the previous version, optimizes and facilitates the cleaning operations of the interior even with aggressive sanitizing agents (surface without gleanings). The roof of the passenger compartment is characterized by a high-strength pre-painted aluminium cladding fireproof and soundproof "grey" color, fixed close to the original full-length sheet metal, supported by a large glass roof hatch with "emergency exit" function and by the handrail structures; this gives an excellent habitability and maximum exploitation of the volumes of the vehicle especially in height (best in class for this category of vehicles).
INTERIORS AND EQUIPMENT DESIGNED FOR AN URBAN SERVICE WITH CONTINUOUS STOPS
E-DUCATO E-METROPOLIS LH3 provides as standard important contents oriented to the "urban" mission such as a lowered step in the original floor, designed with collapsible geometry (necessary for the presence of batteries under the floor), double electric glass door with roto-translating movement, side and central handrails placed in the passage of the side door, athermal glazing of the passenger compartment and openable in the second row, recessed LED lights on the roof complete with high-intensity automotive strips for the night hours dedicated to the passenger compartment with dashboard ignition button also integrating blue cruise lights, floor finishes by means of non-slip aluminum perimeter edges. Given the considerable size of the passenger compartment dependent on the super high roof and the long wheelbase and the need to maintain different temperatures of the passenger compartment compared to the cockpit as well as the continuous openings of the doors to allow access to passengers, E-DUCATO E-METROPOLIS LH3 is offered as standard with double rear air conditioning; it is positioned above the driver's cab equipped with adjustable nozzles with "free mouth" emission and ventilation control with temperature regulation independent of the original front one equipped with an integrated heat pump.
E-DUCATO E-METROPOLIS LH3 also includes a characteristic protective bulkhead for the driver, consisting of powder-coated metal structure and covered at the bottom with pre-painted aluminum, fixed close to the driver's seat and shaped to ensure maximum travel of the driver's seat; it is characterized by a superior glazing "privacy", hardened and certified, shatterproof; access to the driver's cab from the passenger compartment is allowed through a "gate" with an "easy open" opening system that guarantees distancing and safety of the driver compared to the passengers transported, especially in the presence of criminals. Close to the access, there are structures for obliterator that can be installed by the customer.
AESTHETICS INSIDE AND OUT: A METROPOLIS IS ALWAYS RECOGNIZABLE
E-DUCATO E-METROPOLIS LH3 provides a specific front fairing of the roof for the insertion of the large luminous display of line indication; on average installed by the Customer, the display can still be supplied with a programming system and high brightness. The interiors are characterized by buttons for the request to stop, placed on the left and right sides of the passenger compartment and connected to a light and sound system of "stop request" directly viewable by passengers and the driver. On request it can be ordered the "nasty black" livery characterized by partial wrapping of matt black color of the external parts subject to structural canning; in addition to offering an attractive and very distinctive aesthetic, they make E-DUCATO E-METROPOLIS LH3 more resistant to corrosion. Complete the aesthetic studio the wheel covers in POLISHED STAINLESS STEEL, customized and with high impact resistance.
"DISABLED" VERSION POSSIBILITY OF TRANSPORTING A NON-AMBULATORY DISABLED PERSON
E-DUCATO E-METROPOLIS LH3 can provide a configuration of the seats suitable for the safe loading and transport of a disabled non-ambulatory on a wheelchair, by installing a rear platform under the floor and a seating arrangement that includes a "totem" for the stowage of the wheelchair. This configuration can be requested when ordering the vehicle, being "specific" compared to the "standard" one offered as standard.
ANTI-CONTAGION EQUIPMENT FOR PASSENGERS AND OPERATORS
The study of the environment and air sanitization in periods when collective transport is strongly subject to risks of contagiousness due to contagious viral symptoms, have allowed the development of specific equipment of the range RISE ABOVE and also dedicated to E-DUCATO E-METROPOLIS LH3 as the viral load abatement system "BIO SAFE PRO" and the sanitizer dispensers with professional base that can be positioned at the access of the vehicle; E-DUCATO E-METROPOLIS LH3 comes standard with a bulkhead separating the driver from the passenger compartment, offering an excellent environmental barrier compared to the travelling staff.
ZERO-EMISSION 122HP ELECTRIC MOTOR WITH 47KWh BATTERIES
E-DUCATO E-METROPOLIS LH3 it provides a high-efficiency electric motorization with a power of 122 hp and a 47Kwh battery pack positioned under the floor that guarantees excellent autonomy in all conditions (see attached table with charging times); the excellent charging performance, guarantee a maintenance of efficiency of the service even for heavy daily use, considering the very limited charging times obviously functional to the type of column used. E-DUCATO E-METROPOLIS LH3 has an 8-year battery warranty or a distance of 160,000 km.