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The Ford Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid now available at Gates Transit Centres

Here is everything you need to know about the new Plug-In Hybrid addition to the Ford Transit Custom range

The Ford Transit Custom has always been celebrated as a reliable, practical solution to a diverse range of business needs. Now available as a Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV), it brings even greater efficiency to the workplace, alongside a host of smart technologies to ensure your business runs smoothly.

Ready to take on any challenge

With a payload capacity of over 1,000kg, Ford has ensured that the Transit Custom’s greener powertrain doesn’t mean a compromise on load space. With up to six cubic metres available and the same practical touches as its fuel siblings, such as sliding doors than hold securely open, it’s as functional as ever and can meet all the needs of your business.

Hybrid power and the Government Plug-in Vehicle Grant

Combining Ford’s award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine with a battery powered electric motor, the Transit Custom enables you to cover up to 35 miles on electricity alone. This and the fact that the Transit Custom PHEV has emissions as low as 70g/km, mean that it is eligible for the Government Plug-In Vehicle Grant. This typically covers 20% of the purchase price, up to a maximum of £8,000. You can read details in full by clicking here.

And when your work takes you into urban areas – and particularly those with restricted emissions zones – you can enjoy access without any penalties. Three driving modes can be selected via a dashboard button, including EV Auto, which automatically manages energy flow between the wheels, engine, motor and battery. With a fuel economy of up to 91.7mpg too, you can travel further between stops at the pumps.

Cutting-edge tech

A host of innovative technologies is available on the Ford Transit Custom PHEV, giving you optimum support on every journey. The Blind Spot Information System, for example, keeps an eye out for vehicles you might miss, delivering assistance when you’re changing lanes or reversing, while Cross Traffic Alert warns you of any oncoming traffic while you’re reversing out of a parking space. When your work takes you onto the motorway, you can take advantage of Adaptive Cruise Control, which enables you to maintain a constant speed and a pre-set distance from the vehicle in front.

Also installed is a ‘geofencing’ module. This enables you to specify zones where the van needs to prioritise electric driving and is especially useful in ULEZ areas.

The Transit Custom PHEV also comes with the Ford SYNC 3 system, which helps you stay connected wherever you travel. Use either voice commands or the intuitive 8-inch touchscreen display to access audio, communication, navigation and more. What's more, there is an in-built FordPass Connect modem which allows you access toFordPass Pro; an ingenious app which makes managing a fleet of business vehicles simple.

Free Three Year Service Plan available

From now until 31st March at Gates Transit Centres, we are also offering a 3 year Service Plan for free on selected New Transit Custom purchases. You can find out more, including full terms and conditions here.

Want to find out more?

The New Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid is now in stock at Gates Transit Centres. Although our showrooms are currently open on a Click & Collect basis only, our Transit Centre Specialists are still available to help you remotely. Get in touch with us today in Harlow, Stevenage or St Albans and we can talk you through the simple process of getting you behind the wheel.

In the meantime, why not browse our latest New Van Offers, including some special promotions available on the New Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid.

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