By Malusi Msomi
In the second quarter of 2022, Ford revealed the all-electric E-Transit Custom which Ford says is intended to set a new standard in Europe’s one-tonne van segment and assist businesses across the region in making the transition to electrified vehicles with ease.
The Ford Transit Custom will be available in a variety of body styles and with EcoBlue diesel, PHEV, and EV powertrains. In terms of powertrains, the ICE models are powered by the latest generation of Ford EcoBlue diesel engines which come in 81 kW, 100 kW, 110 kW or 125 kW versions. The plug-In Hybrid version combines a 2.5-litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine with a 11.8 kWh (usable) battery to deliver a targeted pure-electric driving range of up to 57 km (EAER) 1 and 2.3 kW of power for tools and equipment on work sites via ProPower Onboard.
The highlight in the range is the E-Transit Custom. Features next-generation battery technology to enable a targeted range of 380 km thanks to a 74 kWh battery pack that supports 125 kW fast charging.
The E-Transit Custom comes in two lengths and two roof heights. This provides a load volume of between 5.8 and 9 cubic meters. Depending on the configuration, the van can tow up 2000kg and carry up to 1,100 kilograms. Inside you’ll find a 13-inch touchscreen with Ford’s SYNC4 infotainment and flat bottom steering wheel.
The new Transit Custom / e-Transit Custom will be unveiled by Ford at the IAA Transportation Show in Hanover (Germany). Ford Otosan will manufacture the LCV in Turkey.
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