The world’s best selling cargo van is about to become available as an all-electric model.
With its tough, hardworking attitude, generous load space and advanced technology, the Ford Transit has always been a popular option for businesses. Now, those with an inclination to go greener can do so thanks to the new model’s all-electric drivetrain, which is powered by a 67kWh battery.
Claiming a range of 217 miles (WLTP), the E-Transit will be able to go further on a single charge than any rivals. Not only that, the 11.3kW on-board charger means that the battery can be charged in just eight hours, while a 115kW DC charging point can top up from 15 to 80% in only 34 minutes. That means minimal downtime for those who are out on the road all day.
The new E-Transit is marked out from its diesel counterparts by a grille with blue bars, as well as a charging socket on the nose. No fewer than 25 configurations will be possible, with a number of lengths and roof heights available on the panel van, as well as double cab in-van and chassis cab variants on offer.
The 265bhp electric motor is housed under the bonnet, and is driven by the 67kWh battery, which is mounted under the body. As such, the E-Transit provides the same impressive 15.1 cubic metres of load space that diesel models offer, and maximum payloads reach 1,616kg for panel variants. What’s more, this intelligent van delivers a first for the commercial vehicle market: an optional Pro Power Onboard system, which provides a 2.3kW outlet for powering tools and equipment, using the vehicle’s battery. All this proves that going electric needn’t mean a compromise on practicality; indeed, the E-Transit is arguably more practical than its siblings.
Step inside and you’ll find a comfortable yet functional cabin, decked out in durable materials and fitted with the very latest on-board technology. The E-Transit introduces SYNC4 to Ford’s commercial vehicle range, boasting a 12-inch touchscreen display as standard. Live traffic information, over-the-air updates and enhanced voice control are all on offer, ensuring drivers can enjoy a productive day. The FordPass Connect modem also comes as standard.
Safety technology, meanwhile, includes Lane Assist, Blind Spot Recognition, Adaptive Cruise Control and Traffic Sign Recognition, all of which work to keep drivers and cargo secure on the road.
The new Ford E-Transit will be available from spring 2022. Contact Gates Ford today to register your interest.