Ford has announced details of an all-electric E-Transit Custom slated to launch in the second half of 2023. E-Transit will be able to easily carry a trailer load of up to two tons.
The E-Transit Custom is one of four new electric vehicle models that Ford Pro plans to offer in Europe by 2024. The automaker did not release any details about the E-Tourneo Custom variant.
The E-Transit is equipped with independent wheel suspension on the rear axle, which should provide pleasant comfort for the customer. Customers can choose between a 100 kW electric drive and a 160 kW electric drive. The maximum torque for both options is listed as 415 Nm. Ford does not list a top speed.
The electric car is based on a 400-volt system, the battery capacity is 74 kWh, the usable capacity is 68 kWh. The E-Transit Custom will be able to travel up to 380 kilometers using the WLTP method. It is possible to charge the battery from 15 to 80 percent in about 41 minutes with a DC charger up to 125 kW. The electric transporter can be charged with an 11 kW on-board charger for recharging at the depot or on the road for a longer stay. In this case, the full charging process takes about eight hours.
But e-vehicles can also deliver electricity: as with e-vehicles, the "ProPower Onboard" system is also available for e-vehicles on demand. These are household sockets in a car so that you can power power tools, additional lighting, or even a laptop. Power consumption up to 2.3 kW.
Customers also have access to the so-called Blue Oval charging network, which offers access to over 300,000 charging points across Europe. In addition, Ford provides every E-Transit Custom sold with a free one-year subscription to public charging options.
Ford equips the E-Transit Custom with a 13-inch landscape touchscreen. The cabin of the van also often doubles as a mobile office or "canteen", according to Ford. The Group's in-house design studio, D-Ford, has developed solutions that take this daily practice into account. One of the results, for example, is an additional package "Mobile office". It includes a tilt steering wheel that turns into an ergonomic platform for laptops and tablets when the car is parked, or can also be used as a small horizontal table.