Ford has revealed further details of its E-Transit Custom, the EV successor to its best-selling van.
First unveiled this spring, the one-tonne van is a major part of Ford’s plans to have five electric commercial vehicles on its books by 2024
The 74kWh battery delivers a range of up to 236 miles combined with an 11kW AC three-phase onboard charger that can fully recharge the battery in 7.8 hours.
The battery can also be replenished at up to 125kW using DC chargers.
Ford Pro customers can also access the brand’s Blue Oval Charging Network, with more than 300,000 chargers, and every E-Transit Custom is sold with a 12-month complimentary subscription to access public charging via the Blue Oval Charging Network.
Fleets can choose from 135 or 217hp motor power outputs to suit their needs, each offering 415Nm of torque.
It will be offered as a panel van, with load volumes from 5.8 to 9.0m3, payload up to 1,100kg and a maximum load length of 3,450mm. Double-cab-in-van and kombi body styles will also be available, all with a choice of short or long wheelbase and low or high roof.
The E-Transit Custom will be produced by the Ford Otosan joint in Kocaeli, Turkey and production will start in autumn 2023.
Jim Farley, president and CEO, Ford Motor Company: “Ford Pro and the E-Transit Custom are redefining what a commercial vehicle can do – powering working people and businesses into a new digital age.
“Our customers made Transit Custom the most popular commercial vehicle in Europe, and we’ve listened to those customers for well over 50 years.
“The new E-Transit Custom was designed and engineered to meet their needs – a Transit for the new era, but one that can still get its hands dirty when a job needs doing.”