Combining innovation with performance and practicality with low emissions, the Ford Transit Custom Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle is the undoubted future of commercial vehicles. Offering the same high-quality performance that is synonymous with the Transit name but with the very best in Plug-In Hybrid technology, this is a vehicle that will prove the perfect work partner for years to come.
The Transit Custom Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle is, as you might expect, defined by the quality of performance thanks to its Hybrid engine technology. With a 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine combined with a lithium-ion battery, this is a vehicle that can be mains charged and cover a remarkable 31 miles on electric power alone, making it ideal for short business trips around town. On longer journeys, the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine works with regenerative braking to recharge the battery, extending the range to 310 miles - meaning your business vehicle can cover more miles but with less environmental impact.
There are three selectable EV modes which enable you to choose how and when to use the available battery charge. The default setting, EV Auto determines how to use the energy sources. EV Now uses only electric power until the battery is depleted whilst EV Later aims to maintain current level of battery charge.
With ingenious Geofencing technology, the Ford Transit Custom PHEV can detect when it enters a low-emission or congestion zone and switch to electric power only. The technology can also be used to create custom "green zones" to reduce emissions in specific areas such as near schools.
Certain New Vans are eligible for a Government Plug-In Vehicle Grant (PiVG) and the Ford Transit Custom is one of them. To find out more, click here.
With the same distinctive appearance of the regular Transit Custom - but featuring a few subtle hints at the model’s eco credentials - the Hybrid edition makes its presence felt out on the road. It also doesn’t compromise when it comes to supporting your business operations. With a 1,000kg payload, 6m3 load capacity, and 355Nm of torque, the Transit Custom Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle is just as capable and versatile as other vans on the roads today.
It’s not only the Plug-In Hybrid engine that is the height of technology in the Transit Custom Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle. Getting behind the steering wheel presents you with a dashboard that delivers all the key information you could possible need in one convenient space. From vehicle range to the level of charge remaining on the vehicle’s battery, you will be able to keep a close eye on critical driving information that will keep you on the road for longer.
The carefully crafted cabin of the Ford Transit Custom Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle features hard-wearing materials throughout and offers enough interior space for all of your passengers, tools and paperwork alike! There’s also an impressive selection of safety measures as standard giving you the peace of mind you need to take to the road with confidence. Plus, staying connected to your smartphone via Ford SYNC 3 technology will only serve to further the effectiveness of your working day.
Contact your local Gates Transit Centre in Harlow, Stevenage, St Albans or Waltham Cross, where our Commercial Vehicle Specialists will be able to provide more information. Please note that our dealerships are currently operating on a Click & Collect basis however, please be assured that we are here for you. Simply get in touch remotely by phone or submitting our enquiry form and we’ll do all we can to answer any questions you may have.